Join us at Berl’s for a workshop and class with poets Farrah Field and Amy Lawless!

Class meets Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30 

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2

Within the structure of a book, poets work to create many dynamics between poem, reader, and culture-at-large, all the while establishing a poetics and a conversation with poetry. Those dynamics are a lot to balance and it seems that some poets use voice and story or perhaps the creation of a character or and also the creation of a kind of world to encounter the various considerations poets address. Come read along and take inspiration with Amy and Farrah from the following books:

Heaven Is All Goodbyes by Tongo Eisen-Martin

They and We Will Get into Trouble for this by Anna Moschovakis

elsa: an unauthorized autobiography by Angela Veronica Wong  

Baby, I Don't Care by Chelsey Minnis   

Nightingalelessness by Graham Foust


All five books are included with the cost of class, $300


This all happens at

at Berl’s Poetry Shop

141 Front Street

DUMBO, Brooklyn


EVERY CLASS we will discuss assigned readings,

EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem,

and we will have a healthy snack!


About the teachers:

Amy Lawless is the author of several books of poems, most recently Broadax and My Dead, both from Octopus Books and the chapbook A Woman Alone from Sixth Finch. She is also the co-author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works.  Poems have appeared widely-- most recently in Fence (issue 35) and Gramma.  She received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and teaches writing and poetry workshops around New York City.

Farrah Field is the author of WOLF AND PILOT, RISING, and the chapbook PARENTS. She lives in Brooklyn and is the co-founder of Berl’s Poetry Shop.