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.

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!

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.

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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.