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Malik Crumpler and Leah Umansky

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Malik Crumpler from Brooklyn, NY, USA and Leah Umansky from New York, NY, USA, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on November 13th, 2016 at 20.00 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live.

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, fiction writer, rapper and music producer that’s released many albums, short films and five books of poetry. He founded Satori Ideas Media and co-founded the literary journals: Madmens Calling, Visceral Brooklyn and Those That This. He is the new co-curator of Poets Live in Paris, France, has an MFA in Creative Writing from LIU Brooklyn and performs regularly in Paris and New York.

Leah Umansky is a poet and teacher in New York. She is the author of the dystopian-themed chapbook, 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 collection Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox 2012). Her collection The Barbarous Century was shortlisted for the 2016 Sexton Prize by Eyewear Publishing. She received her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Poetry Magazine, Slice Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Faerie Magazine, and The Boston Review. She is the Host and Curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. Her Game of Thrones inspired poems have also been translated into Norwegian by Beijing Trondheim. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times (online), USA Today’s Pop Candy, Coldfront Magazine, and The Huffington Post. More at her site and follow her at @Lady_Bronte.

Fjords Review is a twice-yearly print journal of poetry, prose, and photography. In addition to its companion website, Fjords is available in over 300 bookstores in the United States and Canada. John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His collection Blitzkrieg Body combines poetry, imagery, and performance art.

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