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.

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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.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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.

PiP 104 Featuring Cassandra J. Bruner

Poets in Pajamas brings you Cassandra J. Bruner at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 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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Cassandra J. Bruner, the 2019-2020 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow, earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. A transfeminine poet and essayist, their writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from ANMLY, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, RHINO, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Wishbone Dress (Bull City Press, 2020), won the 2019 Frost Place Competition. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin, pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at UW-Milwaukee.

“Psalm at the End of Cicada Season,” The Adroit Journal
“Spinneret Girl at the End of Her Visions,” Muzzle
“Dewclaw Child Recalls the Naming of Things,” Journal Nine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 8, 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.