PiP 90 Featuring Ashley C. Lanuza

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ashley C. Lanuza at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 2 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!

Ashley C. Lanuza was born and raised in Los Angeles. She loves to explore the nuances in social and romantic relationships, immigration and culture, identity and generational conflict, and self-improvement and self-love. Her debut poetry collection, My Heart of Rice, details her journey to learning, understanding, and accepting her Filipina American identity. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, analyzing films, and reading. You can find her on Instagram @ashlanuza_ or on Facebook at facebook.com/ashclanuza.

“I Immortalized My Break-Up to Get Over It,” The Odyssey
Interview at Marías at Sampaguitas
“Food as the Gateway to a Filipino American Identity,” Medium

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 2, 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 90 Featuring Courtney Young

Poets in Pajamas brings you Courtney Young at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 26 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!

Courtney Young is a writer of fiction, screenplays, popular culture criticism and creative nonfiction. Her fiction has been published in Hypertext ReviewJellyfish Review, and the Stanford Black Arts Quarterly & her non fiction has been published by venues such as The American Prospect and The Nation. She is a recipient of writing residencies from Willapa Bay Air, Vermont Studio Center, Faber, Hambidge, Bainbridge and Chateau D’Orquevaux. She is the founder of Think Young Media Group, a boutique company that specializes in creating film, TV and documentary projects. Her current projects include completing both her first narrative feature entitled This Savage Life Makes Us Hard to Kill and her first collection of short stories entitled Scar Tissue of the Extraordinary. She is the founder of The Mood, a weekly newsletter that offers an intersectional perspective on horror popular culture. A graduate of Spelman College and New York University, she can be found on Twitter (@cocacy), Instagram (@ccarlissyoung) and http://www.thinkyoungmedia.com

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 26, 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 88 Featuring Jessica Mehta

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jessica Mehta at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19th 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!

Jessica (Tyner) Mehta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, interdisciplinary artist, multi-award-winning poet, and author of over one dozen books. Place, space, and personal ancestry inform much of her work. She’s also the Editor-in-Chief of Crab Creek Review and owner of an award-winning small business. MehtaFor is a writing services company that offers pro bono services to Native Americans and indigenous-serving non-profits.

Her novel The Wrong Kind of Indian won gold at the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) and at the American Book Fest Best Book. Jessica has also received numerous fellowships in recent years, including the Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship at the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington and the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship at The British Library in London. Jessica is a popular speaker and panelist, featured recently at events such as the US State Department’s National Poetry Month event, “Poets as Cultural Emissaries: A Conversation with Women Writers,” as well as the “Women’s Transatlantic Prison Activism Since 1960” symposium at Oxford University.

She has undertaken poetry residencies around the globe including at Hosking Houses Trust with an appointment at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, Paris Lit Up in France, and at the Crazy Horse Memorial and museum in South Dakota. Her work has been featured at galleries and exhibitions around the world, including IA&A Hillyer in Washington DC, The Emergency Gallery in Sweden, and Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico.

“Mark’s Tumor (When I Needed it Most),” The Seventh Wave
“Genetics,” K’in
“Recipe for an Indian,Cordella Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19, 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 89 Featuring Melissa Studdard

Poets in Pajamas brings you Melissa Studdard at 8 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19 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!

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 8 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19, 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 87 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.

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 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.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.