PiP 74 Featuring moira j

Poets in Pajamas brings you moira j. at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 5 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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moira j. is an agender writer of Dził Łigai Si’an N’dee descent. They were the winner of the 2018 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize and were Frontier Poetry’s 2019 Frontier New Voices Fellow. Their work is published/forthcoming in The Shallow Ends, WILDNESS, and Black Warrior Review. They currently live with their partner in the occupied Massachusett homelands of Nutohkemminnit (Greater Boston). Their debut poetry collection, “Bury Me in Thunder” (January 29, 2020) is out now with Sundress Publications. You can find more of their work at http://moiraj.com, or on Twitter @mxmoiraj.

High Desert Sonnet, beestung 
A Letter to your Dying Birthplace, the Shade Journal
(Blood) Quantum Mechanics, Anomaly

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 5, 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 73 Featuring K-Ming Chang

Poets in Pajamas brings you K-Ming Chang at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 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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K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Margins, Best New Poets 2018, the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her debut novel BESTIARY is forthcoming from One World / Random House in fall 2020. She lives in New York.

Etymology of Butch, BOAAT 
Yilan, the Shade Journal
Fangs, Waxwing Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 29, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 72 Featuring Gretchen Rockwell

Poets in Pajamas brings you Gretchen Rockwell at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 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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Gretchen Rockwell is a queer poet and supplemental instructor of English at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI. Xer work has appeared in Glass: Poets Resist, Into the Void, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Kissing Dynamite, FreezeRay Poetry, and elsewhere. Gretchen enjoys writing poetry about gender and sexuality, history, myth, science, space, and unusual connections – find xer at www.gretchenrockwell.com or on Twitter at @daft_rockwell.

Séance for Past Selves, Crab Fat Magazine
In Which I Do Not Thank Stephen King for “The Mist,” Up the Staircase Quarterly
Not That Smile, BARNHOUSE Journal

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

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 71 Featuring Nicole Shawan Junior

81252599_2418467678417327_8349318390795468800_oPoets in Pajamas brings you Nicole Shawan Junior at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 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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Nicole Shawan Junior (Smith College BA | Pace University MST | Temple University JD) was born and bred in the bass-heavy beat and scratch of Brooklyn, where the cool of beautiful inner-city life barely survived cripplings caused by crack cocaine. She is a black, queer and poverty-born counter-storyteller, felon and former police prosecutor.

Junior’s writing appears in Emerge (Lambda Literary’s 2019 Emerging Voices Anthology) Gay Mag (Roxane Gay’s platform with Medium), Zora, Color Bloq, For Harriet, The Feminist Wire, Rigorous Magazine, and more. Nicole has received numerous fellowships and residencies from organizations including the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Lambda Literary, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and more. She is an alumna of various literary conferences including Bread Loaf and Hurston/Wright. Junior’s currently completing her memoir, Cracked Concrete: A Memoir of Crackheads, Cousins & Crime. To learn more, visit www.NicoleShawanJunior.com.

“No One Survives the Smoke” published in Gay Magazine

Walk(wo)man” published in Rigorous Magazine

“How Queen Latifah’s Debut Album Sparked Joy at a Time When Everything Burned” published in ZORA

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 1, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 70 Featuring Letitia Trent

81860154_2418466128417482_2505781557977939968_oPoets in Pajamas brings you Letitia Trent at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 16th 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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Letitia Trent has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson award, and her nominated short story “Wilderness” appeared in Volume 8 of Best Horror of the Year. Trent lives in an Ozark mountain town with her husband, son, two black cats, and one very silly dog named Sally. She works in the mental health field.

Her work includes the poetry collections Match Cut and One Perfect Bird (Sundress Publications) and the chapbooks the ghost comes with me (Ghost City Press) and The Women in Charge (dancing girl press). Her short stories, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in The Daily Beast, Ghost Proposal, Diagram, Waxwing, Smokelong Quarterly, The Jellyfish Review, and Hobart, among others.

Match Cut, poetry collection
One Perfect Bird, poetry collection
the ghost comes with me, chapbook
The Women in Charge, chapbook
“An Author at Home in Lonely Landscapes” published in The Daily Beast

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 16, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 69 Featuring Alex DiFrancesco

81584902_2418462171751211_9084469882514309120_oPoets in Pajamas brings you Alex DiFrancesco at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 2nd 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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Alex DiFrancesco is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism who has published work in Tin House, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Brevity and more. Their essay collection Psychopomps (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press) and their novel All City (Seven Stories Press), were published in 2019. They are the recipient of grants and fellowships from PEN America and Sundress Academy for the Arts. They can be found @DiFantastico on Twitter.

Their author website
Their novel, All City
Their essay collection, Psychopomps
“Why I moved in with my best friend and her family” published in The Washington Post
“Lost & Found: Alex DiFrancesco on Stories from the Amazon” published in Tin House

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 2, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 68 Featuring Daniel Crocker

danslook.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Daniel Crocker at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on January 19th 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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Daniel Crocker’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Hobart, Big Muddy, New World Writing, Stirring, Juked, The Chiron Review, The Mas Tequila Review and over 100 others. His books include Like a Fish (full length) and The One Where I Ruin Your Childhood (e-chap with thousands of downloads) both from Sundress Publications. Green Bean Press published several of his books in the ’90s and early 2000s. These include People Everyday and Other Poems, Long Live the 2 of Spades, the novel The Cornstalk Man and the short story collection Do Not Look Directly Into Me. He has also published several chapbooks through various presses. His full length collection of poetry, Shit House Rat, was published by Spartan Press in September of 2017. Stubborn Mule Press  published Leadwood: New and Selected Poems—1998-2018 in October 2018.

He was the first winner of the Gerald Locklin Prize in poetry. He is the editor of The Cape Rock (Southeast Missouri State University) and the co-editor of Trailer Park Quarterly. He’s also the host of the podcast, Sanesplaining, about poetry, mental illness and nerd stuff. This summer, his first fiction collection, Grown Ass Men, in almost twenty years will be published by Stubborn Mule Press.

His book, Like a Fish 

His e-chap book, The One Where I Ruin Your Childhood

“Isabel and I” in Stirring

“Betty Doesn’t Know Who She Loves More” in As It Ought To Be Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on January 19, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 67 Featuring Shahé Mankerian

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Poets in Pajamas brings you Shahé Mankerian at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on January 5th 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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Poet Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena and one of the poetry editors at the Rockvale Review. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Music Center’s BRAVO Award, which recognizes teachers for innovation in arts education.

His manuscript, History of Forgetfulness, has been a finalist at the Bibby First Book Competition, the Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition, the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize.

In 2017, three literary journals, Border Crossing, Cahoodaloodaling, and Lunch Ticket nominated Mankerian’s poems for the Pushcart Prize. In 2018, Sum literary journal nominated Mankerian’s poem “In Twos” for the Pushcart Prize. Recently, two online publications, Border Crossing and Cahoodaloodaling, have nominated Mankerian’s poems for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology. Visible Poetry Project animated his poem, “The Last Mosque,” and premiered it at the 2018 New York City Poetry Festival. Shahé received the 2017 Editors’ Prize from MARY: A Journal of New Writing. His poem “Learning to Swim” was a Finalist at the Rockvale Writers’ Colony’s Poetry Contest, 2019.

More from Mankerian:

“We Ended the Search” in Rise Up Review
“Table Poems” in Proximity Magazine
“Hunger” in Pinwheel
“Omnipresent” in Postcard Poems & Prose Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 10, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Jacquelyn Scott will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 66 Featuring Akua Lezli Hope

unnamedPoets in Pajamas brings you Akua Lezli Hope at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 10th 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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Akua Lezli Hope, a third-generation New Yorker, is a creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, patterns, stories, music, ornaments, adornments and peace whenever possible. Her awards include two Artist Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Ragdale U.S.–Africa Fellowship, a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Walker Foundation Scholarship to Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, among others. She is a Cave Canem fellow. She received an Artists Crossroads Grant from The Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes for her project “Words in Motion,” which placed poetry on the buses of New York’s Chemung and Steuben counties. Her poem “Metis Emits” won the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s short poem award. In 2017 she was a Rhysling Award finalist.

Them Gone, her poetry collection, was published by The Word Works Press in 2018. Her first collection, Embouchure: Poems on Jazz and Other Musics, won a Writer’s Digest Book Award for poetry. She is published in numerous literary magazines and national anthologies, including: The 100 Best African American Poems; Too Much Boogie: Erotic Remixes of the Dirty Blues; Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks; Killens Review; Eye to the Telescope; Faerie Magazine; Andromeda Spaceways; The Crafty Poet II; The Cossack Review; Silver Blade; Tiny Text; Breath and Shadow; Stone Canoe; Three Coyotes; The Year’s Best Writing; Writer’s Digest Guides; Dark Matter, the first anthology of African American Science Fiction; Erotique Noire, the first anthology of black erotica; and Ordinary Women, the first multicultural anthology of women’s poetry. She led the Voices of Fire Reading Choir from 1987 to 1999. She has twice won Rattle’s Poets Respond. Her poem “Endangered” serves as lyric to the 2017 International Student LiedDuo Competition composition. She was a volunteer leader for Amnesty International and loves science fiction. She exhibits her art work regularly and has published over 120 crochet patterns. Akua has given hundreds of readings to audiences in colleges, prisons, parks, museums, libraries, and bars. She founded a paratransit nonprofit so that folks like her could get around her small upstate New York town.

Akua Lezli Hope’s website
Them Gone from The Word Works
Embouchure from ArtFarm Press
Akua Lezli Hope’s “Endangered” in Rattle

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 10, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 65 Featuring Meg Eden

meg_eden.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Meg Eden at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 27th 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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Meg Eden‘s work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel Post-High School Reality Quest (2017), and the forthcoming poetry collection Drowning in the Floating World (2020). She runs the Magfest MAGES library blog, which posts accessible academic articles about video games. Find her online at www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.

Post–High School Reality Quest from Rare Bird Books
A Week With Beijing from Neon Books
Meg Eden in CV2
Meg Eden in Rattle

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 27, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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