Amra I. Brooks


Amra Brooks' novella California was published by Teenage Teardrops in December 2008 and will go into it's third printing in 2012. Currently she is working on a book of fiction titled The Scariest Movie Ever Made, a collection of poems called The Pinking Sky, and a collaborative book project with painter Maureen Gallace. She recently completed a collaboration with photographer Pej Behdarvand, which is a collection of photographs and text exchanged on every new moon and full moon for a complete year. In addition, she writes critical essays and reviews about contemporary art, music, film, and literature. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Spin Magazine, index, the LA Weekly, The Encyclopedia Project Volume F-K, and many other publications. She has taught at Muhlenberg College, the University of California in Santa Cruz and San Diego, and Naropa University.

Her research interests include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, critical essays, experimental writing and hybrid texts, collaboration, memory, contemporary art, music, film, gender studies.


  • B.A., Liberal Arts (concentration on writing, literature, and art history), Sarah Lawrence College
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

Courses Taught

  • Topics in Creative Writing: Short Fiction
  • Topics in Creative Non-fiction
  • Topics in Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction