PiP 88 Featuring Rebecca Lehmann

Poets in Pajamas brings you Rebecca Lehmann at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 12th 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 Lehmann is the author of the poetry collections Ringer, which won the 2018 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2019, and Between the Crackups, winner of the Crashaw Prize and published by Salt in 2011. Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Tin House, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, and been featured on The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day project and The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith. She lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Mary’s College.

Natural History,” Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
“Epithalamium,” The Georgia Review
“The Afterlife,” Plume

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 12, 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 87 Featuring Melissa Studdard

Poets in Pajamas brings you Melissa Studdard at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 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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Melissa Studdard is the author of five books, including the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, the poetry chapbook Like a Bird with a Thousand Wings, and the young adult novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. Her short writings have appeared in a wide variety of journals, magazines, blogs, and anthologies, such as The New York Times, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Psychology Today, The Guardian, New Ohio Review, Harvard Review, and New England Review. Studdard’s work has won or been listed in several prizes, such as The Penn Review Poetry Prize, Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for The Missouri Review, and the Tom Howard Prize for Winning Writers.

“Philomela’s tongue says,” Poetry
“After You Left,” Berfrois
“The way the Boer goat,” Pedestal Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 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 86 Featuring Kat R. Vann

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kat R. Vann at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 28 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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Kat R. Vann (they/he) is a white Transgenderful Magic Writer, Educator, Community Organizer, and Mischievous Agent of Joy.

Kat firmly believes in the creative power of the heart and imagination and that through collaborative imaginings and magic we can write new futures that apocalypse current systems of oppression. It is these beliefs that drive Kat in his metamorphic writing, teachings, and decade of work with survivors of sexual violence.Kat received his MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College and has work featured in the recently released Bible Belt Queers Anthology. Currently, they are working on narratives for young adult and adult readers within the speculative fiction genre. You can read a bit about their journey in the Vice Article Five People on Their Favorite Things About Being Nonbinary and follow his across the country adventures with his cat, Lunchbox, on social media (Instagram: @hocusinyourpocus Twitter: @hocusinyourpoc).

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 28, 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 85 Featuring Ashely Adams

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ashely Adams at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 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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Ashely Adams is a swamp-adjacent writer whose work has appeared in Paper Darts, Fourth River, Permafrost, Apex Magazine, and other places. She is the nonfiction editor of the literary journal Lammergeier and can be found on Twitter @goosegloriosa. Ask her about the weather.

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 21, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

“An Apology to the Toad​​ in the Ruffed Grouse Pen,” Five:2:One Magazine
“A Theorized Form of Matter,” Apex Magazine
“HERE ARE THE THINGS THE MOON TOLD ME DURING THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 21, 2019,” Cotton Xenomorph

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 84 Featuring Jane Wong

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jane Wong at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 14 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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Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, POETRY, AGNI, Third Coast, New England Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. A Kundiman fellow, Wong is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, Willapa Bay AiR, Hedgebrook, the Jentel Foundation, SAFTA, and Mineral School. This July, she will be Sarabande’s Writer-in-Residence at Blackacre. She is the author of Overpour, from Action Books, and How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, which is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

“I Put on My Fur Coat,” The American Poetry Review
“After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly,” Poetry
“When You Died,” Bennington Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 14, 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 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.