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

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on June 13, 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 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

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 30, 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 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.

PiP 111 Featuring Brody Parrish Craig

Poets in Pajamas brings you Brody Parrish Craig at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 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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Originally from Louisiana, Brody Parrish Craig is a creator & educator based in Arkansas. Their chapbook Boyish won the 2019 Omnidawn Chapbook Contest & is forthcoming in April 2021 from Omnidawn Press. Their poetry has appeared in New South, Hobart, Gigantic Sequins, and The Rupture, amongst other places. BPC is the editor of TWANG Anthology, a collection of creative arts from transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks throughout the South & Midwest US. Find more on the project at twanganthology.org.

“SHRINKING THE VIOLET,” Crab Fat Magazine

“(in)decent-exposure,” EOAGH

Three Poems, Hobart

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 25, 2021 When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

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PiP 110 Featuring S. Brook Corfman

Poets in Pajamas brings you S. Brook Corfman at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 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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S. Brook Corfman is the author of two poetry collections: My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, chosen by Cathy Park Hong for the Fordham POL Prize & a New York Times Best Poetry Book of 2020, and Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize. They are also the author of several chapbooks, including Frames (Belladonna* Books), and their work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Apogee, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, Diagram, and in Tupelo Quarterly as the winner of their Open Prose Prize, among other places. sbrookcorfman.com & @sbrookcorfman on Twitter.

“Before & After,” Pigeon Pages

“SONNET EXPANDING WITH THE MEMORY OF ANOTHER LIFE,” Apogee

Six Poems From My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, The Brooklyn Rail

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PiP 109 Featuring Ellen Chang-Richardson

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ellen Chang-Richardson at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 21st 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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Ellen Chang-Richardson (she/her) is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent. The author of three poetry chapbooks, including snap, pop, performance (Gap Riot Press), her writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, untethered magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, among others. She is the founder of Little Birds Poetry, the co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series, a reader for Room magazine, long con magazine, and Bywords.ca, and a member of the poetry collective VII. Ellen currently lives and works on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation (Ottawa, Ontario). Find her on Twitter @ehjchanghttps://ehjchang.com  

One Whose Name Was Water,” long con magazine
How bold I was, when I was seven,” Cypress: A Literary Journal
Grotto,” Vallum Contemporary

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

Sarah Jordan will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 108 Featuring Xuan Nguyen

Poets in Pajamas brings you Xuan Nguyen at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 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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Xuan Nguyen || FEYXUAN is a disabled fey orchestral music composer, writer-poet, and illustrator-designer. Their recent projects have involved the solo development of aesthetic interactive fiction games exploring the nuances not exclusive to the following: power, trauma, madness, nonbinariness, divinity, and monstrosity. Their chapbooks include LUNG, CROWN, AND STAR (Dec 2020, Lazy Adventurer) and the upcoming THE FAIRIES SING EACH TO EACH (Feb 2021, Flower Press), and their upcoming novella is LIAR, LIONNESS (March 2021, Flower Press). Someday, they’d like to create something that makes them feel like Revolutionary Girl Utena does.Xuan Nguyen is the Art Director of Lazy Adventurer Publishing, and they are part of the Grimalkin Records collective and help out as a Graphic Designer.

Three Poems by Xuan Nguyen, beestung
The Divine Do Not Live on the First Floor,” Nectar Poetry
The Fey, The Fen,” Rodwell Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 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 107 Featuring Sumita Chakraborty

Poets in Pajamas brings you Sumita Chakraborty at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 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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Originally from Massachusetts, Sumita Chakraborty now lives in Michigan, where she is Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She is a poet and a scholar, and her debut collection of poems, Arrow, was released this September the U.S. by Alice James Books and in the U.K. by Carcanet Press. For more information—including poems, essays, and articles that are available online—see sumitachakraborty.com, and find her on Twitter at @chakrabsumita.

“Arrow,” Blackbird
“Most of the Children Who Lived in This House Are Dead. As a Child I Lived Here. Therefore I Am Dead,” The Offing
“O.” Memorious

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 29, 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 106: Ansley Moon, Tiana Nobile, and Arlynn Dunn

Join us for our 107th Poets in Pajamas reading featuring a triple reading with Ansley Moon, Tiana Nobile, & Arlynn Dunn at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 22nd with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.

Ansley Moon is the author of the poetry collection How to Bury the Dead. She has received awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and Hambidge. She was a finalist for the Jake Adam York Poetry Prize, the Emerging Poets Prize from the Great Indian Poetry Collective, and the Editors Prize from Pleiades Press.

“Field Studies or The Floating Poem, Southern Humanities Review
“The Arrangement,” The Wide Shore 
“Nomenclature,” CultureStrike

Tiana Nobile is a Korean American adoptee, Kundiman fellow, and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New Republic, Guernica, and the Texas Review, among others. Her full-length poetry debut, Cleave, is forthcoming in Spring 2021 by Hub City Press. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more, visit www.tiananobile.com.

Originally from Manila and raised in East Tennessee, Arlynn Dunn is interested in the intersections of poetry, nonfiction, and amplifying representation of transnational adoptees in the context of the Asian American diaspora. Arlynn serves as the community outreach director for Sundress Academy for the Arts and has a background in pediatric occupational therapy. She currently resides in Knoxville. If you would like to request a copy of the poems to be read for accessibility purposes, please email PoetsInPajamas@Gmail.com.

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Annie McIntosh will host.

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November, 22, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

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PiP 105 Featuring Karolina Zapal

Poets in Pajamas brings you Karolina Zapal at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 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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Karolina Zapal is an itinerant poet, essayist, translator, and author of two books: Notes for Mid-Birth (Inside the Castle, 2019) and Polalka (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). She is collaborating with the Polish novelist Olga Hund on translating Psy Ras Drobnych into English. Her work has appeared in The Seventh Wave, Mantis, Posit, Cathexis Northwest, Witness, Bone Bouquet, Foglifter, and other places. She has completed three artist residencies: Greywood Arts in Killeagh, Ireland; Brashnar Creative Project in Skopje, Macedonia; and Bridge Guard in Štúrovo, Slovakia. She served as the Anselm Hollo Fellow at Naropa University from 2015-2017. She now works at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.

“Disposition Dystopic,” Always Crashing
“Container Laws,” The Adirondack Review
“Baby Buttface,” Posit

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 15, 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.