Posts Tagged: Leah Umansky

Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7.

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal.

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Notable NYC: 4/15–4/31

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Saturday 4/15: Protest in support of releasing Donald Trump’s tax returns. Bryant Park, 1 p.m., free.

Thom Donovan and Marissa Perel join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/16: Tongo Eisen-Martin, Mahogany Browne, and Jive Poetic read poetry.

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Having Been an Accomplice by Laura Cronk

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What I enjoy about Laura Cronk’s Having Been an Accomplice (winner of the Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky 2011 First Book Prize in Poetry,) is that the way that it brings the reader into a feminine landscape and mindset. Naturally, I tend to gravitate towards female poets, in terms of their perspective and a shared collective, and typically don’t enjoy “political poetry.” (actually, I’ve probably never used those words in an actual sentence before,) but in this collection of Poetry, I’m also brought into a political world that is flushed with female agency.

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