Poetry Surgery with Leah Umansky

Poetry Surgery with Leah Umansky

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Leah Umansky.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM * 

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from celebrated poet and tutor Leah Umansky, author of The Barbarous Century (Eyewear, 2018) and curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. 

Leah will spend 20 February resident with the Poetry School, with four 1-hour slots available, for in-depth one-to-one discussion on your poetry; so, book a slot and prepare a selection of poems-in-progress for advice and guidance. 

The following slots are available (all times given in GMT): 


To book your session with Leah, click ‘purchase course’ and then select a slot from the drop-down menu. You may submit up to 6 poems of no more than 150 lines total. Poems should be sent to [email protected] no less than 2 weeks before your session. 

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

About Leah Umansky View Profile

Leah Umansky is the author of the collections, The Barbarous Century (2018), and Domestic Uncertainties (2013), amongst others. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and is the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as POETRY, Guernica, Bennington Review, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Poetry International, The New York Times, Rhino, Pleiades, and the anthologies, The Eloquent Poem (Persea Books) and Misrepresented Peoples (NYQ Books). She is #teamstark, #teamelliot, & #teambernard and can be found at @Lady_bronte and www.leahumansky.com. 

'Leah is an inspiring teacher. Her feedback is always spot on, but mostly, she sees what is on the page already and comes prepared with ways for the students to make it even better.'

- Summer 2020 Survey Response

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