Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Preorder my collection

Dear Readers,

My third collection of poems Broadax is now available for preorder from Octopus Books here.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

CAMP LAWLESS Starts June 4

Last year I ran an 11 week poetry workshop at the Bowery Poetry Club.  I'm thrilled to announce that it's back for its second year! We begin June 4th at noon and run all summer (with the exception of July 9th).  The details and course description lives here on Bowery Poetry's site.  And perhaps you have some questions about Camp Lawless? I'm really eager to answer any questions you might have!  Email me at aelawless @ gmail dot com  

Monday, May 8, 2017

I just updated the poems section and the events section of this blog.  The other day I mentioned to one of my classes that I still have a blogspot and a student shook his head and laughed.  If anyone has the energy and resources to help me build a better web site I would pay you!  

Anyway, here are my upcoming events reposted here: 

Brooklyn, Sunday May 14th 7pm, 67 Russell Street, 2nd Floor, Greenpoint with Brandon Kreitler, Andres Cerpa, Jeremy Clark and others in connection to a gallery show that looks amazing.

Somerville, Mass, May 20, reading w/ Simone John and others at the Black Ocean space in Somerville

New York, Thursday May 25th at the KGB Red Room with Matthew L Thompson and Melanie Almeder 7 pm.

Sun, June 18, 4–6 PM, Red Hook, Brooklyn, Pioneer Books,  289 Van Brunt (in the space behind the bookstore) am reading with Marina Blitshteyn, Nick Flynn, Jacqueline Johnson, David Mills, Michael Morse, Meghan O'Rourke, and Camilo Roldan

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chapbook Cover

Hey I'm really excited by my chapbook cover for A Woman Alone.  Here's a formal and a candid, featured alongside the other Sixth Finch cover Fickle Sun, Loyal Shadow by Dobby Gibson.

Cute huh?  Preorder info in previous post.

Additionally, I will be giving two readings at AWP in Washington D.C. in early/mid February. Info will be posted shortly.


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Hey Blog Readers,

I haven't updated in a while.  Sorry about that.  I come with news.  A chapbook of poems I wrote A Woman Alone  won the Sixth Finch Books open reading period.  Another chapbook, Fickle Sun, Loyal Shadow by Dobby Gibson also won.  So that's cool.  You can pre-order before January 1 and all proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.       I am proud of these poems. I wrote them all within the last year: mostly over the summer.  Writing this short book, I avoided editing my next full length book, Broadax, which is also due to come out like any month now from Octopus Books.  Thematic concerns of A Woman Alone include: going to Mars, a breakup, human cruelty, some undersea vision questing.