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Leah Umansky, Dana Levin and Christopher Johnson

Poetry Reading with Leah Umansky, Dana Levin and Christopher Johnson

Sunday, July 24 at 5:00 pm

Teatro Paraguas Studio

3205 Calle Marie    505-424-1601

Christopher J Johnson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he occupies 5'9 ft. of vertical space. On average he covers 7

miles a day by foot. In 2003 after succumbing to tonsillitis three times he had them removed. He currently participates in a book club which favors the difficult and the obscure.

Dana Levin's collections of poetry include In the Surgical Theatre (1999), Wedding Day

(2005), and Sky Burial (2011), which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” The Los Angeles Times says of her work, "Dana Levin's poems are extravagant...her mind keeps making unexpected connections and the poems push beyond convention...they surprise us." A grateful recipient of fellowships and awards from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations, Levin splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Maryville University in St Louis, where she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence. Her fourth book of poetry, Banana Palace, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in Fall 2016. 

Leah Umansky is the author of the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), the

Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, (Kattywompus Press, 2014), and the full length, Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Faerie Magazine and Forklift, Ohio. She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches middle and high school English in New York City. She is also the host and curator of COUPLET: a poetry and music series. Some of her Game of Thrones inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian by Beijing Trondheim. She is a joyful mix of #Teamkhaleesi and #teamstark