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) 

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

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 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Finalist NPS

A manuscript of mine, It Is What It Is, was a finalist for National Poetry Series. I think it's cool, even though I did not win, to share this with you. I'm super proud to be in that list of names. I'm proud of the work. Many poems appeared in my chapbook A Woman Alone. You can get that on Sixth Finch's web site. I have a lot to be thankful for.  But I guess the cat is out of the bag that I have a new, finished manuscript! Hey, it is what it is.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Class at Pioneer Works Starting in November

I'm teaching a class called "I'm Having the Best Time" on ekphrasis  (poetry writing that responds to art) and writing experiments starting in early November at Pioneer Works.  Here is a link to the description and enrollment info. If you like my writing and want to play take this class. It costs $250. Does it sound kind of fun? Well, I hope so.  Join me.

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