Poets in Pajamas brings you Jakky Bankong-ObiPiP and Nicole Arocho Hernández at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday, March 19th with two 15-minute live readings, immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held over the Poets in Pajamas Zoom and streamed on the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page.
Jakky Bankong-Obi is a poet living and writing from Abuja, Nigeria. Her chapbook What Still Yields was chosen by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for publication in the New-Generation African Poets box set, by Akashic Books and APBF (Spring/Summer 2022). Jakky is Co-Editor at Ice Floe Press and her work is forthcoming and in London Grip, The Kalahari Review, Reliquiae Journal (Corbel Stone Press), Patchwork LitMag, Gutter Magazine, The Poetry Review, Pidgeonholes and Memento: An Anthology of Contemporary Nigerian Poetry, etc. Jakky is on twitter as @jakkybeefive.
“False Leads” Pipe Wrench Magazine.
Nicole Arocho Hernández was raised in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Her poems have been published in The Acentos Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She has received awards from The Academy of American Poets and the Swarthout Foundation, and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize. She was a finalist for the 2022 Black Warrior Review poetry prize, judged by Dianne Seuss. Her chapbook, I Have No Ocean, was published by Sundress Publications. Her second chapbook is forthcoming with Glass Poetry Press. Her work has been supported by The Hambidge Center and The Center For Imagination In The Borderlands, among others. She is the Translations Editor at Hayden’s Ferry Review and an MFA candidate at Arizona State University.
“I Have No Ocean,” The Acentos Review.
Join us at the PiP Zoom or on the PiP Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday, March 19th. 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. The land on which Sundress Publications operates is part of the traditional territory of the Tsalagi peoples (now Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi, Muscogee Creek).