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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PiP 119 Featuring Athena Dixon

Poets in Pajamas brings you Athena Dixon at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 22 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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A native of Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is the author of The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press) and No God in This Room (Argus House Press). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) and in various publications including GAY Magazine and Narratively. She is founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal and is the co-host of the New Books in Poetry Podcast via the New Books Network. She resides in Philadelphia. Learn more about the author at www.athenadixon.com.

Ornithology“, The Rising Phoenix Review

Alternative Facts,” The Rising Phoenix Review

And her recent essay, “Reckoning with Family Legacies at an Ohio Drive-Thru Liquor Store,” Literary Hub

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.

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PiP 116 Featuring Dena Rod

Poets in Pajamas brings you Dena Rod at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on July 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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Dena Rod is a non-binary poet whose work has been highlighted in My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora, Butter Press, and Imagoes: A Queer Anthology. In 2020, Dena toured with Sister Spit, debuted the chapbook swallow a beginning, and joined The Rumpus‘s features team. A fellow of Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writer’s Lab, Dena writes to illuminate their experiences in the Iranian American diaspora and queer communities through creative nonfiction essays and poetry. Connect with Dena on Twitter/Instagram: @alightningrod or at their website, denarod.com.

“In a Beginning” and “The Wrong Kind of Flowers”, Butter Press

“please don’t call it a “guzzle””, Dear Quarantine Diary

“gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA” Forum Magazine

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PiP 115 Featuring Akua Lezli Hope

Poets in Pajamas brings you Akua Lezli Hope at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 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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Akua Lezli Hope is a creator and wisdom seeker who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, patterns, stories, music, sculpture, adornments, and peace. She wrote her first speculative poems in the sixth grade and has been in print every year, except one, since 1974. She is published in numerous literary magazines and national anthologies. A third generation New Yorker, her honors include the NEA, two NYFAs, an SFPA award, Rhysling and Pushcart Prize nominations, among others. She twice won Rattle’s Poets Respond. Her first collection, EMBOUCHURE, Poems on Jazz and Other Musics, won the Writer’s Digest book award. A Cave Canem fellow, her collection, THEM GONE, was published 2018. She launched Speculative Sundays, an online poetry reading series, in 2020.She just won an individual artist grant for Now Voyager, her sculpture project about the immigration of her four grandparents from the West Indies to New York. She won Sundress Publications anthology competition to edit a speculative poetry anthology by BIPOC creators. Later this year, she is also editing an edition of Eye to the Telescope on the Sea.An avid hand papermaker and crochet designer with over 130 patterns published, she exhibits her artwork regularly. A paraplegic, she founded a paratransit nonprofit. Her chapbook, Otherwheres (ArtFarm Press 2020) is available on Amazon. She sings songs from her favorite anime in Japanese, practices her soprano saxophone and prays for the cessation of suffering for all sentience.

“Serve”, The New Verse News

“Igbo Landing”, Penumbra Online

“Luno”, Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 27, 2021 When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

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PiP 114 Featuring Melissa Fite Johnson

Poets in Pajamas brings you Melissa Fite Johnson at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 13  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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Melissa Fite Johnson is the author of Green (Riot in Your Throat, 2021) and While the Kettle’s On (Little Balkans Press, 2015), a Kansas Notable Book. She is also the author of A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky (Paper Nautilus Press, 2018), winner of the Vella Chapbook Prize. Her poems have appeared in Pleiades, SWWIM, Whale Road Review, Broadsided Press, and elsewhere. Melissa teaches high school English in Lawrence, KS, where she and her husband live with their dogs.

“Abecedarian for My Neighbor, Whose Name I Still Don’t Know,” SWWIM

“Elegy for Slasher Movie Victims,” Whale Road Review

“I’m Only Happy When It Rains,” Noble / Gas Qtrly

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PiP 113 Featuring Shannon Pulusan

Poets in Pajamas brings you Shannon Pulusan at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 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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Shannon Pulusan is currently a poetry candidate at Rutgers Newark’s MFA program. She reviews poetry as an editorial assistant for Flock, teaches poetry for NJPAC’s City Verses, and draws round-faced characters with triangle noses and pepperoni cheeks under the name moonmemo. Her work has been featured in Bridge Eight, Entropy, Talon Review, and more.

“Messier 87,” Bridge Eight

“Sunday,” Talon Review

Odd Shapes of Love and Longing: On Couri Johnson’s I’ll Tell You a Love Story, Entropy

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PiP 112 Featuring Jasmine An

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jasmine An at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 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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Jasmine An comes from the Midwest. Her writing can be found in Black Warrior Review’s Boyfriend Village, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nat. Brut, Waxwing, and Best New Poets 2020. She is author of two chapbooks of poetry: Naming the No-Name Woman (Two Sylvias Press, 2016) and Monkey Was Here (Porkbelly Press, 2020) and Poetry Editor at Agape Editions. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan.

Three Poems, Heavy Feather Review

Two Poems, Stirring

“Monkey and I Share a Cell,” Waxwing

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 16, 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.