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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

LA Reading April 1

Wave Books / Octopus Books / Fence Books /Canarium Books present: Dara Wier, Dan Hoy, John Beer, Michael Morse, Harmony Holiday, Ed Pavlic, Amy Lawless, Kevin Holden, and Cedar Sigo. 

April 1
5-7 pm

Info here. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Reading Tonight for Triptych in Manhattan!

Hi There, I'm reading tonight for the Triptych series hosted by Alina Gregorian with Sailor Noom and Ricky Tucker!  At Parsons School of Design

 Be there or be square or a cone!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected

I am excited to announce that my collaborative hybrid book (co-authored with Chris Cheney) is forthcoming from Pioneer Works Press.  It's being distributed by DAP and you can preorder here.  Check it out.    

And here's the book's official description: 

I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected is a collaborative, hybrid composition by Chris Cheney and Amy Lawless: part essay, part poem and part social media collage. In the composition of this book, the authors cannibalized traditional research methods for a more personalized, technology-based process. Meditating upon Kurt Schwitters’ notion that "the medium is as unimportant as I am myself," they confront historical traumas through the body of real and virtual environments. Establishing online personas on Myspace, Yelp and Twitter, they explore the feelings that attach themselves to these expressions of self, the real sense of desire, connection, affirmation and friendship, as well as possibilities of destruction and loss. The relationship to the mother, a candlepin bowling league and an online Korean roleplaying group are the social environs through which the authors grapple with their own sense of isolation and otherness in the digital age, the blind energy of desire and the strangeness of tears.