PiP 144: Courtney LeBlanc

Poets in Pajamas brings you Courtney LeBlanc at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 18th 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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Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the full length collections Exquisite Bloody, Beating Heart (Riot in Your Throat) and Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press). She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Riot in Your Throat, an independent poetry press. She loves nail polish, tattoos, and a soy latte each morning. Read her publications on her blog: www.wordperv.com. Follow her on twitter: @wordperv, and IG: @wordperv79.

A Quatern About JoyNeologism Poetry Journal

We Feed the Living Heavy Feather Review

Three PoemsBourgeon

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday September 18th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

Episode 141: Lawdenmarc Decamora

Poets in Pajamas brings you Lawdenmarc Decamora at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 7 with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

By clicking “going” to the Facebook event, you will let us know to expect you and will ensure that you are sent a reminder, so you don’t forget. Remember to prepare your questions for the featured poet, too!

Lawdenmarc Decamora is a Filipino poet and writer with work published or forthcoming from The Best Asian Poetry 2021-2022, Contemporary Surrealist and Magical Realist Poetry: An International Anthology, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Common, Mantis, The Margins, North Dakota Quarterly, Seattle Review, Comstock Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Columbia Review, among others. He is the author of the poetry full-lengths “Love, Air” (Atmosphere Press, 2021), “TUNNELS” (Ukiyoto, 2020), and the Ghost City Press published-chapbook “Dream Minerals One.” A Pushcart-nominee and Tupelo Press 30/30 Project alum, Lawdenmarc has been widely published in more than twenty-three (23) countries around the world. He received the Poet of the Year award from the 2022 Ukiyoto Literary Awards held in Hyderabad, India.

Tunnel #2 (Merlion),“ The Common

Self-Portrait as Open Flesh of an Undetermined Panic, Ilanot Review (Bar-Ilan U, Israel) 

Ceasefire/Pianissimo,” Michigan Quarterly Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday July 17th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 140: Shagufta Mulla

Poets in Pajamas brings you Shagufta Mulla at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on July 17th 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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Shagufta Mulla, DVM is a poet, artist, and an Amherst Writers & Artists workshop facilitator. Her poetry has appeared in ARC Journal, Orangepeel, Blood Moon Journal, and the anthology Nombono by Sundress Publications. She often writes about childhood emotional trauma, her path of healing, and animals as healers. Shagufta is the 2021 Blood Orange Review literary contest winner in poetry and she has been a Tupelo Press 30/30 Project participant. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta lives in Oregon and she can be found on Instagram @s.mulla.dvm.

We are Geese Now“  Blood Moon Poetry

Daughter Mined with Memory Blood Orange Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday July 17th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 139 Featuring David Estringel

Poets in Pajamas brings you David Estringel at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on July 3rd 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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David Estringel is a Xicanx writer/poet with works published in literary publications, such as The Opiate, Azahares, Cephalorpress, Lahar, Poetry Ni, DREICH, Rigorous, Somos En Escrito, Hispanecdotes, Ethel, The Milk House, Beir Bua Journal, and The Blue Nib. His first collection of poetry and short fiction Indelible Fingerprints was published in April 2019, followed by three poetry chapbooks, Punctures (2019), PeripherieS (2020), and Eating Pears on the Rooftop (coming 2022). His new book of micro poetry little punctures, a collaboration with UK illustrator, Luca Bowles, will be released in 2022 Connect with David on Twitter @The_Booky_Man and his website www.davidaestringel.com.

Seven Steps to Turn Boys in Men“  Good Men Project

Two Poems, One Story Expat Press

Kiss Me Again, Again and AgainTerror House Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday July 3rd, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 138 featuring Lauren Parker

Poets in Pajamas brings you Lauren Parker at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 20th 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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Lauren Parker is a writer and visual artist in Oakland, California. She’s a graduate of Hiram College’s Creative Writing program and has written for the Toast, The Racket, Daily Xtra,  Oh Reader, and Autostraddle. She’s the winner of the Summer of Love essay contest in the Daily Californian, the Vachel Lindsay poetry prize, and is the author of the forthcoming collection, We are Now the Thing in the Woods, with Dancing Girl Press, and creator of the zines My Side of Our Story and Cottagekink: Naughty Pastoral Fantasies for City Slickers. She produces a monthly reading series called Cliterary Salon, and embarrasses her family on Twitter @laurenink.

A Recipe for Simple Syrup,” Fairytale Magazine

Proper Cutlery,” The Racket

Fixer Upper,” The Racket

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday June 5th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

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PiP 137 Featuring Jude Marr

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jude Marr at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 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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Jude Marr (they, them) is a Pushcart-nominated nonbinary poet. Jude’s full-length collection, We Know Each Other By Our Wounds, came out from Animal Heart Press in 2020 and they also have a chapbook, Breakfast for the Birds, published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Their work has appeared in many journals in the US, the UK, and beyond. A native Scot, Jude recently returned to live in the UK after 10 years of teaching, writing, and learning in the US. The transatlantic connection remains strong, though. Jude is currently on the masthead at Animal Heart Press and they are delighted to be a Poet in Pajamas for Sundress Press in June 2022.

When You Find a Box of Torn Photographs in Your Parent’s Closet“  Moria

As We Art” The Shore

View from a Locked RoomLeavings

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday June 5th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 136 Featuring Mary Rose Manspeaker

Poets in Pajamas brings you Mary Rose Manspeaker at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 22nd 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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Mary Rose Manspeaker was born and raised in West Virginia. They are a 2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, and their recent work appears in Poetry Northwest, TYPO, Gordon Square Review, and elsewhere.

The Poet Attempts to Explain Themselves,“  Josephine Quarterly

To Our Friends, the McCallisters” Drunk Monkeys

Conditional,” The Shore

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday May 8th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 135 Featuring Nora Hikari

Poets in Pajamas brings you Nora Hikari at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 8th 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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Nora Hikari (she/her) is a transgender poet and artist based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming at The Shade Journal, ANMLY, Palette Poetry, Gulf Coast, and others. Her chapbook, Girl 2.0, is a Robin Becker Series winner, and is forthcoming at Seven Kitchens Press. She can be found at her website norahikari.com and contacted at norahikariwrites@gmail.com.

Store Bought is Fine,“  Diode

Girl 2.0” Seven Kitchens Press

LOVE POEM TO LINE BREAKS,Gulf Coast

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday May 8th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 133 Featuring Roseanna Alice Boswell

Poets in Pajamas brings you Roseanna Alice Boswell at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 3rd 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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Roseanna Alice Boswell is a queer poet from Upstate New York. Her work has appeared or will soon appear in: Driftwood Press, Jarfly Magazine, Capulet Magazine, and elsewhere. Roseanna holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, and is currently a Ph.D. student in English – Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. Her chapbook, Imitating Light, was chosen as the 2021 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Competition winner. Roseanna’s first full-length collection, Hiding in a Thimble, was published with Haverthorn Press in 2021. 

Love Poem in Rural Oklahoma,“  Still: The Journal

Super Moon,” The Boiler

There is something erotic about dressing the plus-sized mannequin at work,” Anthropocene Poetry

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday April 3rd, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

NEWS from Poets in Pajamas!

You can now head to our Schedule page, to see our incredible 2022 lineup for Poets in Pajamas! Or you can just watch the video below – see if you can spot any of your favorites!

And that’s not all!

For one night only, to celebrate the launch of the 2022/2023 Poets in Pajamas line up, FOUR incredible Sundress Publication authors are reading together, via Zoom. It’s the Poets in Pajamas Spring Fling! Register for free here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvf-CpqDsuEt0-lLJ8DyAuadXfNvJJw7TD.

Join us 7pm, EST on February 27th 2022 for a 1hr reading with Jason B. Crawford, Stacey Balkun, Barbara Fant, and Mackenzie Berry!

And, because we’re THAT excited about Poets in Pajamas, three VERY lucky audience members will be picked to win a Sundress title of their choice – just come along, and we’ll choose three of you at random! 

Reminder: it is of course free to come along, but be sure to register using this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvf-CpqDsuEt0-lLJ8DyAuadXfNvJJw7TD.

This is going to be a great year for poetry lovers!

PiP 130 Featuring Jalynn Harris

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jalynn Harris at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 30 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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Jalynn Harris (she/they) is a poet, educator, and book designer from Baltimore, MD.  She founded SoftSavagePress for the sole purpose of promoting visual and literary works by Black people. She earned her MFA from the University of Baltimore, where she was the inaugural recipient of Michael F. Klein fellowship for social justice. Her work has been featured in Transition Magazine, Little Patuxent Review, Scalawag, and elsewhere. Exit Thru the Afro, queer museum in verse, is her first poetry chapbook. 

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved“,  Transition Magazine

The Life of a Writer”, Academy of American Poets

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 16th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 129 Featuring Dania Ayah Alkhouli

Poets in Pajamas brings you Dania Ayah Alkhouli at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 16 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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Dania Ayah Alkhouli (a.k.a. Lady Narrator) is a Syrian writer, blogger, poet, editor, and author, born and raised in Southern California. Alkhouli earned her B.A. in Sociology and her M.A. in Public Policy & Administration from Cal State Long Beach. She published her debut book at 19, titled 91 at 19. In 2017 she released her second poetry book, Oceans & Flames, a collection of poetry shedding light on her experience with, and survival of, domestic violence. Her work has been featured in four anthologies. Alkhouli’s work centers on feminism, mental health, sexuality, identity, culture, religion, her war-torn homeland, Syria, and on grief, loss, and death. She has been featured on Buzzfeed and Jubilee Media, and has performed across national venues such as Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, House Slam in Boston, and Busboys & Poets in D.C. In 2012, Alkhouli and her mother cofounded the nonprofit organization, A Country Called Syria, a traveling exhibition and set of events showcasing the history and culture of their country. Early 2020, Alkhouli released her third poetry book, Contortionist Tongue, with Moon Tide Press, a collection weaving into words the experience of being a Muslim Syrian woman in today’s socio-political climate. You can follow her on social media at @lady_narrator and @acountrycalledsyria.

ThisAbility“,  Cultural Daily

Survivor”, Cultural Daily

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 16th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 128 Featuring tanner menard

Poets in Pajamas brings you tanner menard at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 2 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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tanner menard is a poet & composer, a Louisiana Creole & a member of the Atakapa Ishak Nation. They have published ten albums of ambient music & a chapbook & were twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2019, The Wire Magazine, called their collaborative chapbook & album with Andrew Weathers the fourth most influential modern composition. They are an MFA Candidate at Northern Arizona University & the recipient of the Frederick J. and Alice W. Dockstader Scholarship, awarded to Indigenous scholars in the arts.

Anacrusis“,  beestung

Chord”, Mockingheart Review

The Rule is Flux”, The University of Arizona Poetry Center

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 2nd, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 127 Featuring Kara Dorris and Gwendolyn Paradice

Kara Dorris
Gwen Paradice

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kara Dorris and Gwendolyn Paradice at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on December 19 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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Kara Dorris is the author of two poetry collections: Have Ruin, Will Travel (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and When the Body is a Guardrail (2020). She has also published five chapbooks: Elective Affinities (dancing girl press, 2011), Night Ride Home (Finishing Line Press, 2012), Sonnets from Vada’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair (dancing girl press, 2018), Untitled Film Still Museum (CW Books, 2019), and Carnival Bound [or, please unwrap me] (The Cupboard Pamphlet, 2020). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, I-70 Review, Southword, Rising Phoenix, Harpur Palate, Cutbank, Hayden Ferry Review, Tinderbox, Puerto del Sol, The Tulane Review, and Crazyhorse, among others literary journals, as well as the anthology Beauty is a Verb (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). Her prose has appeared in Wordgathering, Breath and Shadow, Waxwing, and the anthology The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016). She earned a MFA in creative writing at New Mexico State University and a PhD in literature and poetry at the University of North Texas. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor of English at Illinois College. For more information, please visit karadorris.com.  

Gwendolyn Paradice is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, identifies as two-spirited, and is hearing impaired. Gwen has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes, and their first collection of short stories, More Enduring for Having Been Broken, Black Lawrence Press’ 2019 Hudson winner, was published in early 2021. Their essays, short stories, and poetry can be found in Tin House, Uncanny, Booth, Anomaly, Crab Orchard Review, and others. Gwen retains a MA from the University of North Texas, a MFA from Bennington College, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri. Gwen lives with their partner and their pets, and when they aren’t writing or reading, they are playing video games, lifting weights, or listening to music. You can find more information at gwendolynparadice.com 

Life Story” and “Advice to My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self” The Revolution Relaunched

Indian Princess,” Anomaly

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday December 5th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 126 Featuring Britny Cordera

Poets in Pajamas brings you Britny Cordera at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on December 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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Britny Cordera is a published poet, nonfiction writer, and emerging journalist who investigates the intersections between environment, climate change, religion, and ecowomanism. She is interested in how climate change continues to exacerbate the settler-colonial agenda and how it is affecting Black and Indigenous communities. Cordera was a finalist for the 2020 Narrative 30 Below contest. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Rhino, Narrative, Xavier Review, and PANK. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. When she is not reporting for FBO, or writing poetry, Cordera teaches for St Louis Poetry Center and roller skates in her free time.

“Landfill”,  [PANK]

“Transformation”, concis

“Urania the Stargazer”Silver Birch Press

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday December 5th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 125 Featuring Maria Picone

Poets in Pajamas brings you Maria Picone at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on November 21 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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Maria S. Picone (she/her/hers) is a Korean adoptee whose work explores identity and social justice. She has been published in Ice Floe Press, Moonchild Magazine, and Whale Road Review. A HUES Scholar and TWH Fellow, she won Cream City Review’s 2020 Summer Poetry Prize. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Her website is mariaspicone.com, Twitter @mspicone.

“Ekphrasis of Lost Art”,  Unstamatic

“Poetry: Language Immersion”JMWW

“Propulsion”Fractured Lit

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday November 21st, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 124 Featuring Petra Kuppers

Poets in Pajamas brings you Petra Kuppers at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on November 7th 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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Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a poet and writer. She creates participatory community performance environments that think/feel into public space, tenderness, site-specific art, access and experimentation. Petra grounds herself in disability culture methods, and uses ecosomatics, performance, and speculative writing to engage audiences toward more socially just and enjoyable futures. Petra’s third poetry collection, Gut Botany, was named one of the top ten US poetry books of 2020 by the New York Public Library. She is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias, an international disability culture collective; teaches at the University of Michigan and at Goddard College; and co-creates Turtle Disco, a somatic writing studio, with her wife, poet and dancer Stephanie Heit, from their home in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

“Moon Botany: Found on the Pond Deck”, Wordgathering

“The Wheelchair Ramp”, ANMLY

“Tango Series”, Pank

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday November 7th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 123 Featuring Tamiko Beyer

Poets in Pajamas brings you Tamiko Beyer at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on October 14th 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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Tamiko Beyer is the author of the poetry collections Last Days and We Come Elemental, both from Alice James Books. Her poetry and articles have been published or are forthcoming from Denver Quarterly, Idaho Review, Dusie, Black Warrior Review, Georgia Review, Lit Hub, the Rumpus, and others. She publishes Starlight and Strategy, a monthly newsletter for living life wide awake and shaping change, and lives on Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pawtucket land. More at tamikobeyer.com.

“Title”About Place Journal

“Sweet Branch Stitched to a Bitter Tree” and “Call it Like It Is”, The Common: A Modern Sense of Place

“Tangle and Sweet, Twenty-O-Eight” and “Dear World”, Pank

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday October 14th, 2021 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).

PiP 122 Featuring Irene Cooper

Poets in Pajamas brings you Irene Cooper at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on October 3rd 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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Irene Cooper’s writings appear The Feminist Wire, phoebe, Utterance, Denver Quarterly, The Manifest-Station, The Rumpus, Witness, and elsewhere. She facilitates creative writing workshops in community, in educational settings, and at a regional prison, and co-edits The Stay Project. Irene is the author of Committal, a speculative spyfy novel about family, the body and the earth from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and spare change, a collection of poems from Finishing Line Press. In 2020, she co-edited Placed: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon, an anthology of regional writings. She lives with her people and a corgi in Bend, Oregon. Dig in at www.irenecooperwrites.com.

“Narcissus”, The Feminist Wire

Steep”, Prometheus Dreaming

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 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 121 Featuring Brittney Corrigan

Poets in Pajamas brings you Brittney Corrigan at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 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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Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Navigation, 40 Weeks, Breaking, and most recently, Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, published by Airlie Press. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit http://brittneycorrigan.com/

“Opossum Nocturne”Whale Road Review

Riding the Ichthyosaur”Crow and Cross Keys

Artemis“, Sweet Tree Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 19th, 2021 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 120 Featuring Oscar Mancinas

Poets in Pajamas brings you Oscar Mancinas at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 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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Oscar Mancinas is a Raramuri-Chicanx PhD candidate and teacher. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona’s Washington-Escobedo neighborhood. His published works include the poetry chapbooks Jaula and Roto: A Mex-Tape as well as the collection of short stories To Live and Die in El Valle. His debut full-length poetry collection is forthcoming from Tolsun Books.He splits his time between Phoenix and Mesa.

“Arizona Boy”, Cosmonauts Avenue

Leaving Home”, Doubleback Books

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 5th, 2021 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 118 Featuring Ayendy Bonifacio

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ayendy Bonifacio at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 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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Ayendy Bonifacio was born in Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. He is an Assistant Professor of U.S. ethnic literary studies at the University of Toledo. Using Spanish, English, and Spanglish, his creative writing explores themes of immigration and citizenship, Dominican identity and Latinidad, and memory and loss. Bonifacio’s areas of scholarship are American literature and culture, including Latino/a/x studies; periodical studies; postcolonial studies; poetry and poetics; and the digital humanities. He is currently at work on two book projects that sit at the intersection of nineteenth-century culture and transamerican studies. The first, Reprint Poems in the U.S. Popular Press (1855-1866) draws examples from over 200 English- and Spanish-language popular dailies and weeklies and argues that reprint poems constitute a vital but still understudied form of public discourse that shaped literary and intellectual life in the U.S. His second book project, The Postcolonial Latino: The Making of Latinidad in the Age of Liberation argues that Latinidad in the Americas emerged and calcified in the nineteenth century as a postcolonial condition bounded up in the literature of nationality, patriotism, and exile in the aftermath of Latin America’s wars for independence. His writing is published and/or forthcoming in American Periodicals, Juked, The Acentos Review, Prose Studies, American Literary Realism, The New York Times, and Truthout. He is the author of Dique Dominican (2017) and To the River, We Are Migrants (2020). His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC); and The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19).

“Other Worlds”, The Hellebore

Mi Taita”, The Acentos Review

“The Immigrant Spiritual”, Juked

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 8, 2021 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 117 Featuring .chisaraokwu.

Poets in Pajamas brings you .chisaraokwu. at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on July 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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.chisaraokwu. (she/her) is an Igbo poet, actor & healthcare futurist. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Obsidian, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Midnight & Indigo, Cutthroat, & Tinderbox Poetry. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies in the US and overseas, including Cave Canem (2020). She earned her BA in History from Stanford University and her MD from Duke University School of Medicine.

The Edge of Black“, Tinderbox Poetry Journal

The Suicide Bomber Climbs a Mountain and Leaves a Note”, Glass: A Journal of Poetry

The Dancer“, Midnight & Indigo, Celebrating Black Women Writers

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on July 25, 2021 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 134 Featuring Mordecai Martin

Poets in Pajamas brings you Mordecai Martin at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 17th 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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Mordecai Martin is an Ashkenazi Jewish writer and 5th generation New Yorker who has lived in Manhattan, Jerusalem and Mexico City. He currently bases himself out of Philadelphia, where he lives in a small, beautiful house with a small, beautiful cat and his tall and brilliant wife. He uses magical realist and autofiction frameworks to examine Jewish lives in all their sweetness, agony, and absurdity. He is a cofounder of the Jewish writing group Golus Kollectiv, and his work has been published in Gone Lawn, X-Ray Lit Mag, Peach Magazine, TIMBER Journal, Funicular, and Sortes, among other literary publications. He blogs, too infrequently, at MordecaiMartin.net and tweets, far too frequently, at @MordecaiPMartin.

The Immigrants,“  WordShed NYC

Trees,” X-Ray Lit

The Old ManGone Lawn

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday April 17th, 2022. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).