PiP 83 Featuring gigi bella

Poets in Pajamas brings you gigi bella at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 7 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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gigi bella has been ranked the tenth woman poet in the world (WOWPS 2017) and the two time Project X Bronx Poetry Champion as well as a literal mermaid. She is also a Pink Door Fellow, a National Poetry Slam Champion Semifinalist, and ranked within the top 25 teams in the nation at the 2018 National Poetry Slam as part of the first ever all Latinx Project X Bronx Slam Team. She has been featured on stages with Andrea Gibson, Clementine Von Radics, Sabrina Benaim, Lauren Zuniga, Olivia Gatwood, and many others. Her chapbook, weird things, was featured on the instagram of pop singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave,” Waitress the Musical). Her other work is featured on Button Poetry, Slamfind and in What Are Birds? and is forthcoming in Maps for Teeth and Knight’s Library. Her book, big feelings, will be released with Game Over Books, Spring 2020.

“First Draft of my Wedding Vows,” Button Poetry
Three sonnets, What Are Birds?
“Lessons I Leanrned from Selena,” SLAMFIND

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 7, 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 82 Featuring Rebecca Aronson

Poets in Pajamas brings you Rebecca Aronson at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 31 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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Rebecca Aronson is the author of Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom, winner of the 2016 Orison Books poetry prize and finalist for the 2017 Arizona/New Mexico book awards and winner of the 2019 Margaret Randall Book Award from the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, and Creature, Creature, winner of the Main-Traveled Roads Poetry Prize (2007). She has been a recipient of a Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, the Loft’s Speakeasy Poetry Prize, and a 2018 Tennessee Williams Scholarship to Sewanee. She has poems recently in Beloit Poetry Journal, Plume, Tishman Review, Sugarhouse Review, Baltimore Review, and others. She is co-founder and host of Bad Mouth, a series of words and music.

“I Was the Girl Who Set the Field on Fire,” The Paris American
“Dear Gravity [Shall I Call You Shiva?],” Baltimore Review
“Prayer Written on a Wide Veranda on a Comfortable Couch in Sewanee, TN,” Plume Poetry

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 31, 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 80 Featuring Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

Poets in Pajamas brings you Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 24 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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Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach (www.juliakolchinskydasbach.com) emigrated from Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She is the author of three poetry collections: The Many Names for Mother, winner the Wick Poetry Prize (Kent State University Press, 2019) and finalist for the Jewish Book Award; Don’t Touch the Bones (Lost Horse Press, 2020), winner of the 2019 Idaho Poetry Prize; and 40 WEEKS, forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2022. Her recent poems appear in POETRY, American Poetry Review, and The Nation, among others. Julia is the editor of Construction Magazine. She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philly with her two kids, two cats, one dog, and one husband.

“Okean Means Endless,” Poetry
“For War and Water,” Academy of American Poets
“Other women don’t tell you,” Poetry Northwest

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 24, 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 80 Featuring Albert Abonado

Poets in Pajamas brings you Albert Abonado at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 17 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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Albert Abonado teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including Colorado Review, Pleiades, Waxwing, Zone 3, and others. He hosts the poetry radio show Flour City Yawp on WAYO 104.3FM-LP. He lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and a hamster named Jellybean.

“Luxury,” Colorado Review
How to Remove a Spike,” Waxwing
“How to Unbend the Tongue,” Apogee Journal

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 17, 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 79 Featuring Matthew E. Henry

Poets in Pajamas brings you Matthew E. Henry at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 10 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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Matthew E. Henry (MEH) is a multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominated poet. His works are appearing or forthcoming in various publications, including Baltimore Literary Review, Bryant Literary Review, Kweli Journal, Longleaf Review, Ploughshares, The Radical Teacher, Rise Up Review, Rigorous, Rhino, Spillway, Tahoma Literary Review and 3Elements Review. The author of Teaching While Black (Main Street Rag, 2020), MEH is an educator who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University, yet continued to spend money he didn’t have completing an MA in theology and a PhD in education. His work can be found on MEHPoeting.com.

Station of the Cross,” 3Elements Review
Lady Macbeth,” Longleaf Review
“etymology,” Rigorous Mag

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 10, 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 78 Featuring Cait Weiss Orcutt

Poets in Pajamas brings you Cait Weiss Orcutt at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 3 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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Cait Weiss Orcutt’s essays and poems have appeared in Boston Review, Bust Magazine, Chautauqua, FIELD, The Pinch, The Academy of American Poets, and more. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net, and her manuscript VALLEYSPEAK (Zone 3, 2017) won Zone 3 Press’ First Book Award, judged by Douglas Kearney. Cait has an MFA from The Ohio State University and is currently a PhD candidate in Poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program, where she received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship.

“Frontier,” Boston Review
“Those Striking Shades,” Cleaver
“To the Loch Ness,” Hobart

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 3, 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 77 Featuring Zefyr Lisowski

Poets in Pajamas brings you Zefyr Lisowski at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 26 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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Zefyr Lisowski is the author of the Lizzie Borden grief book Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and an interdisciplinary Pisces. She’s a poetry co-editor at Apogee Journal and has received support from Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Hunter College, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Muzzle, DIAGRAM, Literary Hub, Nat. Brut., and more, and she’s the recipient of a 2020 Center for the Humanities Incubator Grant for Wolf Inventory, a collaborative film about ghost stories and sexual violence. Zefyr lives in Brooklyn and at zeflisowski.com.

“A Woman Is Like A Thick Fog. Stranded Landmass. Tangled Waistband. Not To Be Trusted,” Glass: A Journal of Poetry

“Girl Work,” Peach Mag
“Ghost Story,” The Shallow Ends

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 26, 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 76 Featuring Rashaun J. Allen

Poets in Pajamas brings you Rashaun J. Allen at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 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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Rashaun J. Allen is the first Fulbright scholar in SUNY Stony Brook’s MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program history. He is a Vermont Studio Center and Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency recipient whose three independently published poetry collections: A Walk Through Brooklyn, In The Moment, and The Blues Cry For A Revolution became Amazon Kindle Best Sellers in African American Poetry. He has been a 2019 Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Poet, was nominated for Sundress Publication’s 2018 Best of the Net Anthology in Creative Non-Fiction, and was a 2017 Steinberg Essay Contest Finalist in Fourth Genre. His writing has appeared in TSR: The Southampton Review, Tishman Review, Rigorous, Auburn Avenue, POUi, and River Styx. Find his work at www.rashaunjallen.com.

“Family Matters,” River Styx
A Spaceship Named Respect,” Hypertext
“Prose to the Silent Conscious Man,” Hypertext

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 19, 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 75 Featuring Linette Reeman

Poets in Pajamas brings you Linette Reeman at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 12 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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Linette Reeman is a transsexual cryptid and interdisciplinary archivist from the Jersey Shore. They have toured and competed across so-called north amerikkka as a performance poet, including hosting the Texas Grand Slam final stage in 2017, and they have work in the 2017 Bettering American Poetry anthology. Pieces from their most recent chapbook, INVENTION OF THE MOUTH (Dream Pop Press, 2019) have been nominated for the Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes. They want to hear about your favorite bridge.

The FBI Uses My Pronouns Correctly When They Search My Apartment for Evidence, Glass Poetry
Parallel Inventions, BOAAT
I, TOO, Anomaly

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 12, 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 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.