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Eyewear Acquires American Poet Leah Umansky’s THE BARBAROUS CENTURY 

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9 December—London

Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Barbarous Century, a new poetry collection by American poet Leah Umansky. 

Umansky is a poet and teacher in New York City. She is the author of the dystopian-themed chapbook Straight Away the Emptied World, the Mad Men-inspired Don Dreams and I Dream, and the full-length collection Domestic Uncertainties

She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and was the recipient of a fellowship at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Her poems have appear in venues including Poetry, MAGMA, Barrow Street, and the Boston Review, and her Game of Thrones-inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian by Beijing Trondheim. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times online, USA Today’s Pop Candy, Flavorwire, and elsewhere.   

Umansky’s manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 Sexton Prize, judged by Don Share of Poetry. The acquisition of this title marks the third and final American book selected from the year’s Sexton series, joining winner Rebecca Gayle Howell’s American Purgatory and Tara Skurtu’s The Amoeba Game.

Eyewear will release The Barbarous Century in 2018. To reserve an advance review copy, contact the editors at

Submissions for the 2017 Sexton Prize will open in the new year. The final judge for 2017 prize is Aimee Nezhukumatathil.



Author photo: Edward Brydon

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