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  


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