Amra Brooks

Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing

Tel. 484-664-3336
Fax 484-664-3633
Office: Center for the Arts 271         


     2005: MFA, Writing, Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
     1997: B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, concentration on Creative Writing,                Literature, and Art History.
     1993-1994: Bennington College

Select Awards, Publications and Presentations:

California, novella, Teenage Teardrops Press, November 2008.

Selected poems from The Pinking Sky, Not Enough Night, Naropa University, Fall 2008.

 “Interstate 5,” “Karen Kilimnik,” and “Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Encyclopedia Project Vol. 2 F-K, edited by Tisa Bryant, Miranda Mellis, and Kate Schatz, Fall 2008.

“Nicola Tyson,” review, Artforum, Summer 2007.

“Identity Theft: Eleanor Antin, Lynne Hershman, and Suzy Lake, 1972-78,” museum preview, Artforum May 2007.

“Michele O’Marah,” review Artforum, January 2007.

California, excerpt and cover story, LA Weekly, August 31 , 2006.

“Must See Art,” weekly column, LA Weekly, 2006-2008.

“Dan Colen,” review, Artforum, Summer 2006.


Amra Brooks is a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing and is one of the acting advisors for the Creative Writing Minor.  Her courses include Introduction to Poetry and Fiction Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Advanced Fiction Workshop, Magazine Writing and Editing, and special topics courses in Experimental Writing, Art Criticism, and The Graphic Novel.  She started the Writers at Work reading series which brings two writers to campus each semester, and is the advisor for a new student run online literary and arts journal called Popped.