Amy Lawless

Poet

Author's Bio

Amy Lawless is the author of the poetry collections My Dead and Broadax, both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she is the author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works Press' Groundworks Series (2016). A chapbook A Woman Alone was published by Sixth Finch in 2017. Poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry (a collaboration with Angela Veronica Wong), Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. Poems are widely available online and in print. She received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and lives in Brooklyn.

Education: 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2013)
Books:
Broadax (Octopus Books, 2017)
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My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013)
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Noctis Licentia (Black Maze Books, 2008)
Journals:
Agriculture Reader
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Barrow Street
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Forklift, Ohio
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H_NGM_N
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Octopus Magazine
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Pax Americana
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Ping Pong
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Red China Magazine
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Scapegoat Review
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The Portable Boog City Reader
Prizes won: 

2011 NYFA Fellowship, Poetry

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Boston, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Boston, MA
Massachusetts
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Last update: Jun 22, 2019