Tuesday, December 12, 2017

review of Broadax

The wonderful rob mclennan gave a lovely review of Broadax on his blog.  Read it here.   Excerpt: Lawless writes on a variety of subjects, including her relationship with her sister during childhood, a fear of The Incredible Hulk and male rage, and observations on death, lovers and birds. Smart as hell and densely packed, this is easily her strongest work to date, and Lawless’ observations often contain the force of a punch, yet manage to impact without overwhelm. While some of these pieces are as raw as the bone, Lawless writes of rage from an odd distance, recording the details of dark feelings and experiences akin to a journalist embedded with the troops, with one foot on the shore even as the body might be caught up in the ensuing flood. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Publishers Weekly Review

Thanks to Publishers Weekly for reviewing Broadax!  Read here. 😊

Reminder you can buy Broadax at Octopus Books directly or Small Press Distribution.  (It's on Amazon, but I think it benefits the press more $ to purchase from them or SPD.)↸

Friday, November 17, 2017

Argos Books 2018 Calendar

I'm thrilled to be have a poem of mine grace the month of August in Argos Books' 2018 Calendar. 
The calendar  features poems by Holly Anderson, Ari Banias, Chia-Lun Chang, Miri Gabriel, Julia Guez, Harmony Holiday, Amy Lawless, Ricky Maldonado, Sade Murphy, Maryam Parhizkar, Brandon Shimoda, Eleni Sikelianos, Nikki Wallschlaeger, and Rachael Wilson.
With cover and interior artwork by Sadie Bills.

The calendar runs in a limited edition, so please order one here & support a wonderful press, Argos Books.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Dear Reader,

As I reconsider my relationship to the internet, I would like to invite you to subscribe to my tinyletter.  It will be a not-more-than quarterly newsletter of links to my work, readings, and other things related to my poetry.  Archived content should remain there as well.  I will still post major things to this blog.

Subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/amylawless

Monday, October 9, 2017



You can order my new collection of poems Broadax from Octopus Books.  In a week or two it should also be shipping from SPD, or (not preferred but I get it) Amazon.com. 

If you can support a small, independent poetry bookseller like Berl's Poetry Book Shop, please do!  It's always better to order directly from the publisher or from Small Press Distribution than from Amazon, but I am thankful that my book is available on Amazon.com.

What are you waiting for?  I'm so excited to see/hear what you think of the book.  Feel free to tweet at me @amylawless or email me at [aelawless @ gmail dot com]  to let me know how you're finding it.  Or tag me on Instagram at @amylawless