At the Table of the Unknown

On June 8, 2018, I watched a talent show at my children’s elementary school. We had just heard the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death, and when I got home, I wrote the poem, “Remembering You, Anthony Bourdain, at the Elementary School Talent Show.” https://www.rattle.com/remembering-you-anthony-bourdain-at-the-elementary-school-talent-show-by-alexandra-umlas/ The title of my first collection of poetry, At the Table […]

Work

My crown of sonnets “Work” First place winner of the 21st annual Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/tag/alexandra-umlas/ Blog on the top ten contest poems: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/psh/2018/10/07/psh-poetry-contest-winners-announcement  

Remembering You, Anthony Bourdain, at the Elementary School Talent Show

from Rattle’s Poets Respond https://www.rattle.com/remembering-you-anthony-bourdain-at-the-elementary-school-talent-show-by-alexandra-umlas/ https://alexandraumlas.com/2018/06/14/anthony-bourdain-and-the-unsayable-said/

Book Review: Risk Being / Complicated by Devon Balwit

“Devon Balwit’s Risk Being / Complicated is a book of poems inspired by the collage art of Lorette C. Luzajic. The slash that is found floating in the title prepares the reader for the gratifying journey through a book that is both and/or.” https://www.culturalweekly.com/book-review-risk-complicated-devon-balwit/ Lorette C. Luzajic’s website: http://www.mixedupmedia.ca  

Mothers Always Write — Poetry

“September”  https://mothersalwayswrite.com/september “Ms. Bonner”  https://mothersalwayswrite.com/ms-bonner/ “My Daughters Will Never Know” https://mothersalwayswrite.com/my-daughters-will-never-know/ “A Silver Reindeer in Southern California” https://mothersalwayswrite.com/a-silver-reindeer-in-southern-california/

Mummies of the World Exhibit with my Young Children: F(r)iction Poetry Contest Winner

Kick off #Halloween Weekend Pt.2 w/ a #poem from #friction8! “Mummies of the World Exhibit with my Young Children” @AlexandraUmlas #mustread pic.twitter.com/XQzQ5UOkmZ — F(r)iction (@FrictionSeries) November 4, 2017 Hear the editors of F(r)iction discuss Issue 8, including “Mummies…” https://tetheredbyletters.com/untethered-home/inside-stories/untethered-inside-friction-8/ Mummies of the World Exhibit with My Young Children Girls slink into dimming, enthralled by the play […]