PiP 103 Featuring Donna Vorreyer

Poets in Pajamas brings you Donna Vorreyer at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 1 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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Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (2016) and A House of Many Windows (2013), both from Sundress Publications. Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in Rhino, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Waxwing, Whale Road Review, and many other journals. Her third full-length collection is forthcoming from Sundress in 2020.

“Builded Him an Alter,” Split Lip Magazine

“How to Change Your Mind in Thirty Minutes or Less,” diode

“After the Fires (A Nightmare),” dialogist

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on November 1, 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 102 Featuring Meryl Natchez

Poets in Pajamas brings you Meryl Natchez at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 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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Meryl Natchez’ new book, Catwalk, is from Longship Press (June, 2020). She is the translator of Poems From the Stray Dog Café: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Gumilev, and co-translator of Tadeusz Borowski: Selected Poems. Her book of poems, Jade Suit, appeared in 2001, and her work has appeared in Hudson Review, Poetry Northwest, The American Journal of Poetry, ZYZZYVA, The Pinch Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Lyric, The Moth, Comstock Review, and many others. She is on the board of Marin Poetry Center and blogs at merylnatchez.com where you can find a 14-day Social Distance Online Learning Retreat with poems, prompts, and journal suggestions.

“Made of molecules,” Rappahannock Review
“Thinking about Einstein while waiting for the Big Blue Bus,” The American Journal of Poetry
“Poem with a Line from Amy Clampitt,” Talking Writing

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 25, 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 101 Featuring Marlin M. Jenkins

Poets in Pajamas brings you Marlin M. Jenkins at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 18 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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Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the poetry chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). A graduate of University of Michigan’s MFA in poetry, his work has found homes with Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Waxwing, and Iowa Review, among other journals. You can find him online at marlinmjenkins.com.

“Surrender (with raised hands),” Waxwing

“Goldfish,” The Rumpus

“poem without awakening,” The Offing

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 18, 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 100 Featuring Kari Gunter-Seymour

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kari Gunter-Seymour at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 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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Kari Gunter-Seymour is a 9th generation Appalachian. Her award-winning poetry collection is titled A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions 2020). Her poems appear in numerous journals and publications, including Verse-Virtual, Rattle, The LA Times and on her website: www.karigunterseymourpoet.com. A poem she wrote in support of families living in poverty in Athens County, OH, went viral and was seen by over 100,000 people, resulting in thousands of dollars donated to her local food pantry. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year and Poet Laureate of Ohio.

“My Friend Loraine Asks Will I Go with Her to a Drag Show,” Rascal
“Oh You Women of Appalachia,” The American Journal of Poetry
“Trigger Warning,” Sheila-Na-Gig

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 11, 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 99 Featuring Michelle Tong

Poets in Pajamas brings you Michelle Tong at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 4 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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Michelle Tong is a writer and medical student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in the The Margins, Glass, and JAMA, among other journals, and she reads poetry and fiction for the Bellevue Literary Review. She teaches poetry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and lives in New York.

“Ode to Hors D’oeuvres,” Glass Poetry

“Grandmother Courts Grandfather with a Chicken,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal

“Driving Lessons,” The Margins

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on October 4, 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 98 Featuring Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes

Poets in Pajamas brings you Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 27 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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Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes was born in Harrisburg, PA and has a BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Always Crashing, The Rumpus, Cartridge Lit, Crab Fat Magazine, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She is the blog editor of The Rupture. She is one of two buds on The Smug Buds podcast. She works as an editor. Her name is a line of iambic pentameter.

“Ashley Sugarnotch Grows a Tomato,” Gulf Stream
“The Wolf Attempts to Explain Himself,” Always Crashing
Ashley Sugarnotch and the Big Red Bow,” Pioneertown

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 27, 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 97: Featuring Sandra Beasley

Poets in Pajamas brings you Sandra Beasley at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 20 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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Sandra Beasley is the author of Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir about living with disability. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches with the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program. Her fourth collection, Made to Explode, will be published with W.W. Norton in early 2021.

“The Exhibition Was Very Beautiful,” Poetry

“Drink,” Blackbird

“The Mangrove House,” Delaware Poetry Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 20, 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 96 Featuring José Angel Araguz

Poets in Pajamas brings you José Angel Araguz at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 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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José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and the author of seven chapbooks and the collections including Everything We Think We Hear, Small Fires, Until We Are Level Again, and, most recently, An Empty Pot’s Darkness. His poems, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Crab Creek Review, Prairie Schooner, New South, Poetry International, and The Bind. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, he runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence and composes erasure poems on the Instagram account @poetryamano. A faculty member in Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency MFA program, he also reads for the journal Right Hand Pointing. With an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, José is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston where he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander Magazine. You can find him on Twitter at @josearaguz, on Instagram @poetryamano, and at thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com.

“Fruit King,” Rhino
“Zero Flirts with Nada,” Duende
“Element,” Zócalo Public Square

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 13, 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 95 Featuring Margo Taft Stever

Poets in Pajamas brings you Margo Taft Stever at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 6 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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Margo Taft Stever’s poetry collections include Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019); Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019); The Lunatic Ball (Kattywompus Press, 2015); The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag, 2012); Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award, 2002) and Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1996). She co-authored Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to China (Zhejiang University Press, 2012). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Verse Daily, Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Academy of American Poets, Cincinnati Review, upstreet, Plume, and Salamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Stever will serve as adjunct assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, 2021, where she will teach a writing workshop and study of poetry covering bioethical topics on human illness, mental illness, and the welfare of animals.

“Supermarket in Autumn,” Blackbird

“Dolls,” Plume

“For Sale,” poets.org

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 6, 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 94 Featuring Traci Brimhall

Poets in Pajamas brings you Traci Brimhall at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 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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Traci Brimhall is the author of four poetry collections: Come the Slumberless from the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon); Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, Orion, and Best American Poetry. She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s the Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

“Dear Thanatos,” Los Angeles Review
“Dear Eros,” Virginia Quarterly Review
“Vive, Vive,” Missouri Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 30, 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.