PiP 107 Featuring Sumita Chakraborty

Poets in Pajamas brings you Sumita Chakraborty at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 29 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Originally from Massachusetts, Sumita Chakraborty now lives in Michigan, where she is Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She is a poet and a scholar, and her debut collection of poems, Arrow, was released this September the U.S. by Alice James Books and in the U.K. by Carcanet Press. For more information—including poems, essays, and articles that are available online—see sumitachakraborty.com, and find her on Twitter at @chakrabsumita.

“Arrow,” Blackbird
“Most of the Children Who Lived in This House Are Dead. As a Child I Lived Here. Therefore I Am Dead,” The Offing
“O.” Memorious

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Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 106: Ansley Moon, Tiana Nobile, and Arlynn Dunn

Join us for our 107th Poets in Pajamas reading featuring a triple reading with Ansley Moon, Tiana Nobile, & Arlynn Dunn at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 22nd with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

Ansley Moon is the author of the poetry collection How to Bury the Dead. She has received awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and Hambidge. She was a finalist for the Jake Adam York Poetry Prize, the Emerging Poets Prize from the Great Indian Poetry Collective, and the Editors Prize from Pleiades Press.

“Field Studies or The Floating Poem, Southern Humanities Review
“The Arrangement,” The Wide Shore 
“Nomenclature,” CultureStrike

Tiana Nobile is a Korean American adoptee, Kundiman fellow, and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New Republic, Guernica, and the Texas Review, among others. Her full-length poetry debut, Cleave, is forthcoming in Spring 2021 by Hub City Press. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more, visit www.tiananobile.com.

Originally from Manila and raised in East Tennessee, Arlynn Dunn is interested in the intersections of poetry, nonfiction, and amplifying representation of transnational adoptees in the context of the Asian American diaspora. Arlynn serves as the community outreach director for Sundress Academy for the Arts and has a background in pediatric occupational therapy. She currently resides in Knoxville. If you would like to request a copy of the poems to be read for accessibility purposes, please email PoetsInPajamas@Gmail.com.

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Annie McIntosh will host.

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November, 22, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 105 Featuring Karolina Zapal

Poets in Pajamas brings you Karolina Zapal at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 15 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Karolina Zapal is an itinerant poet, essayist, translator, and author of two books: Notes for Mid-Birth (Inside the Castle, 2019) and Polalka (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). She is collaborating with the Polish novelist Olga Hund on translating Psy Ras Drobnych into English. Her work has appeared in The Seventh Wave, Mantis, Posit, Cathexis Northwest, Witness, Bone Bouquet, Foglifter, and other places. She has completed three artist residencies: Greywood Arts in Killeagh, Ireland; Brashnar Creative Project in Skopje, Macedonia; and Bridge Guard in Štúrovo, Slovakia. She served as the Anselm Hollo Fellow at Naropa University from 2015-2017. She now works at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.

“Disposition Dystopic,” Always Crashing
“Container Laws,” The Adirondack Review
“Baby Buttface,” Posit

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 15, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 104 Featuring Cassandra J. Bruner

Poets in Pajamas brings you Cassandra J. Bruner at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 8 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Cassandra J. Bruner, the 2019-2020 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow, earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. A transfeminine poet and essayist, their writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from ANMLY, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, RHINO, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Wishbone Dress (Bull City Press, 2020), won the 2019 Frost Place Competition. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin, pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at UW-Milwaukee.

“Psalm at the End of Cicada Season,” The Adroit Journal
“Spinneret Girl at the End of Her Visions,” Muzzle
“Dewclaw Child Recalls the Naming of Things,” Journal Nine

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Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 103 Featuring Donna Vorreyer

Poets in Pajamas brings you Donna Vorreyer at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 1 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (2016) and A House of Many Windows (2013), both from Sundress Publications. Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in Rhino, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Waxwing, Whale Road Review, and many other journals. Her third full-length collection is forthcoming from Sundress in 2020.

“Builded Him an Alter,” Split Lip Magazine

“How to Change Your Mind in Thirty Minutes or Less,” diode

“After the Fires (A Nightmare),” dialogist

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Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 102 Featuring Meryl Natchez

Poets in Pajamas brings you Meryl Natchez at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 25 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Meryl Natchez’ new book, Catwalk, is from Longship Press (June, 2020). She is the translator of Poems From the Stray Dog Café: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Gumilev, and co-translator of Tadeusz Borowski: Selected Poems. Her book of poems, Jade Suit, appeared in 2001, and her work has appeared in Hudson Review, Poetry Northwest, The American Journal of Poetry, ZYZZYVA, The Pinch Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Lyric, The Moth, Comstock Review, and many others. She is on the board of Marin Poetry Center and blogs at merylnatchez.com where you can find a 14-day Social Distance Online Learning Retreat with poems, prompts, and journal suggestions.

“Made of molecules,” Rappahannock Review
“Thinking about Einstein while waiting for the Big Blue Bus,” The American Journal of Poetry
“Poem with a Line from Amy Clampitt,” Talking Writing

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 25, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 101 Featuring Marlin M. Jenkins

Poets in Pajamas brings you Marlin M. Jenkins at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 18 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the poetry chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). A graduate of University of Michigan’s MFA in poetry, his work has found homes with Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Waxwing, and Iowa Review, among other journals. You can find him online at marlinmjenkins.com.

“Surrender (with raised hands),” Waxwing

“Goldfish,” The Rumpus

“poem without awakening,” The Offing

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Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 100 Featuring Kari Gunter-Seymour

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kari Gunter-Seymour at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 11 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Kari Gunter-Seymour is a 9th generation Appalachian. Her award-winning poetry collection is titled A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions 2020). Her poems appear in numerous journals and publications, including Verse-Virtual, Rattle, The LA Times and on her website: www.karigunterseymourpoet.com. A poem she wrote in support of families living in poverty in Athens County, OH, went viral and was seen by over 100,000 people, resulting in thousands of dollars donated to her local food pantry. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year and Poet Laureate of Ohio.

“My Friend Loraine Asks Will I Go with Her to a Drag Show,” Rascal
“Oh You Women of Appalachia,” The American Journal of Poetry
“Trigger Warning,” Sheila-Na-Gig

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Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 99 Featuring Michelle Tong

Poets in Pajamas brings you Michelle Tong at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 4 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Michelle Tong is a writer and medical student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in the The Margins, Glass, and JAMA, among other journals, and she reads poetry and fiction for the Bellevue Literary Review. She teaches poetry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and lives in New York.

“Ode to Hors D’oeuvres,” Glass Poetry

“Grandmother Courts Grandfather with a Chicken,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal

“Driving Lessons,” The Margins

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Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 98 Featuring Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes

Poets in Pajamas brings you Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 27 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

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Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes was born in Harrisburg, PA and has a BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Always Crashing, The Rumpus, Cartridge Lit, Crab Fat Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She is the blog editor of The Rupture. She is one of two buds on The Smug Buds podcast. She works as an editor. Her name is a line of iambic pentameter.

“Ashley Sugarnotch Grows a Tomato,” Gulf Stream
“The Wolf Attempts to Explain Himself,” Always Crashing
Ashley Sugarnotch and the Big Red Bow,” Pioneertown

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 27, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.