PiP 56 Featuring Shira Dentz

Shira Dentz cropsmall4.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Shira Dentz at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 23rd 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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Shira Dentz is the author of five full-length books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diálogos, forthcoming 2019), and Sisyphusina (PANK, forthcoming 2020), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her books have been favorably reviewed in many venues including American Book Review, Rain Taxi, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Colorado Review, Cutbank, Denver Quarterly, RATTLE, Fourth Genre, and The Rumpus. Interviews with her have appeared in journals including Ploughshares, The Rumpus, and OmniVerse.

Her writing has appeared widely in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, jubilat, Brooklyn Rail, and Western Humanities Review, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She’s the recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the MacDowell Arts Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Summer Literary Seminar in St. Petersburg, and Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

A graduate of the Iowa Writers‘ Workshop, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah.and was Drunken Boat‘s Reviews Editor from 2011-2016, and is currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky. She teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. More about her writing can be found at shiradentz.com.

the sun a blazing zero from Lavender Ink/Diálogos
how do i net thee from Salmon Poetry
Shira Dentz in Tupelo Quarterly
Shira Dentz in Entropy

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 23, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 55 Featuring Mia S. Willis

IMG_0242.jpegPoets in Pajamas brings you Mia S. Willis at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 9th 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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Mia S. Willis is a 23-year-old African American artist and adventurer from Charlotte, North Carolina. Mia is a recipient of the 2018 Foothill Editors’ Prize for their poem “hecatomb,” which was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Their work appears or is forthcoming in WORDPEACE, Peculiar: a Queer Poetry Journal, Foothill: a Journal of Poetry, Button Poetry and SlamFind. In 2018, Mia ranked fourth out of 96 femme poets at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, placed fifth out of 150 poets at the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, and won the Capturing Fire Slam. They were also a member of Tender Bitch, the winning poetry performance team at the 2018 Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam Tournament. Mia’s debut poetry collection, monster house., was the 2018 winner of the Cave Canem Foundation’s Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and will be published by Jai-Alai Books in the spring of 2019.

monster house. from Jai-Alai Books
Mia S. Willis in WORDPEACE
Mia S. Willis at Capturing Fire

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 9, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 54 Featuring Gillian Cummings

_DSC1842_DxO 2.jpegPoets in Pajamas brings you Gillian Cummings at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 26th 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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Gillian Cummings is the author of The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter, selected by John Yau as the winner of the 2018 Colorado Prize for Poetry (The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, 2018) and My Dim Aviary, winner of the 2015 Hudson Prize (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She has also written three chapbooks: Ophelia (dancing girl press, 2016), Petals as an Offering in Darkness (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and Spirits of the Humid Cloud (dancing girl press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Boulevard, The Cincinnati Review, The Colorado Review, The Crab Orchard Review, The Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, The Journal, The Laurel Review, Linebreak, The Massachusetts Review, The New Orleans Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, in other journals and in two anthologies. In 2008, she was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund Poetry Prize. A graduate of Stony Brook University (BA, English) and of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program, Gillian lives in Westchester County, New York, where for five years she taught poetry workshops to women at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is currently at work on a novel and a third collection of poetry.

The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter from University Press of Colorado
My Dim Aviary from Black Lawrence Press
Ophelia from dancing girl press

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 26, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 53 Featuring Raena Shirali

Fave 1.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Raena Shirali at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 12th 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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Raena Shirali is a poet, teaching artist, and editor from Charleston, South Carolina. Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017), winner of the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and a former Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University, she is also the recipient of prizes and honors from VIDA, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Shirali’s poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, Blackbird, Diode, The Nation, Ninth Letter, Tupelo Quarterly, West Branch, and elsewhere. Shirali lives and teaches in Philadelphia, where she also recently co-organized We (Too) Are Philly, a summer poetry festival highlighting voices of color, and is currently an organizer for Blue Stoop, a local literary hub. She is a Poetry Editor for Muzzle Magazine and a Poetry Reader for Vinyl. Learn more at www.raenashirali.com.

GILT from YesYes Books
Raena Shirali in Academy of American Poets
Raena Shirali in Diode
Raena Shirali in The Nation

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on May 12, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 52 Featuring Noel Quiñones

JR7_2474Poets in Pajamas brings you Noel Quiñones at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 28th 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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Noel Quiñones is a Puerto Rican poet, actor, community organizer, and performance artist born and raised in the Bronx. He travels the country with his talk “Beyond the Black / White Binary: Exploring the Inner Ethnic Conflict of Latinidad,” using his poetry to break open the binaries we impose on our identities. As a writer, he’s received fellowships from Poets House, the Poetry Foundation, CantoMundo, Candor Arts, and SAFTA (Sundress Academy for the Arts). As a performer, he’s featured at Lincoln Center, Harvard University, BAM, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and Jawdance in London, to name a few. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Tidal Music, Vibe, Latina Magazine, Medium, Remezcla, Univision, and elsewhere. Founder of Project X, a Bronx-based arts organization, and co-organizer of #PoetsforPuertoRico, Quiñones was recently named one of New York State’s “40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars” by The Hispanic Coalition and as a 2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow. Follow his journey at www.noelpquinones.com.

Noel Quiñones in Tidal Music
Noel Quiñones in Rattle
Noel Quiñones in Hot Metal Bridge

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 28, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 51 Featuring Ana Portnoy Brimmer

IMG-20190101-WA0035.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Ana Portnoy Brimmer at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 14th 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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Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet/performer, writer and ARTivist. She holds a BA and an MA in English from the University of Puerto Rico, and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Rutgers University–Newark. Ana is the inaugural recipient of the ​Sandra Cisneros Fellowship,​ a ​Pushcart Prize​ nominee, and​ ​a co-organizer of the #PoetsForPuertoRico movement. She is also a ​Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation ​Fellow​, ​an ​Under The Volcano Fellow​, ​a​ Las Dos Brujas Writing Workshop ​alumna​, ​and an inaugural ​Moko Writers’ Workshop alumna. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in ​Sx Salon​; ​Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm;​ ​Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature;​ ​Kweli Journal;​ ​Visual Verse: An Anthology of Arts and Words​; ​Anomaly: Caribbean Folio​; ​Voces desde Puerto Rico/Voices from Puerto Rico​; ​Puerto Rico en mi Corazón​; ​Poets Reading The News;​ ​Project Censored​; ​La Respuesta;​ ​The Acentos Review;​ ​Moko Magazine​; ​Centro Journal; and Under The Volcano/Bajo el Volcán: The Best of Our First Fifteen Years,​ among others.

Ana Portnoy Brimmer in Foundry Journal
Ana Portnoy Brimmer in Kweli Journal
Ana Portnoy Brimmer in The Acentos Review
Ana Portnoy Brimmer in Moko Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on April 14, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 50 Featuring Hali Sofala-Jones

Sofala-Jones Headshot (1).jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Hali Sofala-Jones at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 31st 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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Hali F. Sofala-Jones is a Samoan American teacher and writer. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her poetry has been published both in the United States and abroad, appearing in Nimrod International Journal, The Bitter Oleander, CALYX, Blue Mesa Review, The Missouri Review, The Samoan Observer, and elsewhere.  Her debut collection of poetry, Afakasi | Half-Caste, is forthcoming in 2019 from Sundress Publications. She lives and works in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Afakasi | Half-Caste at Sundress Publications
Hali Sofala-Jones in Up the Staircase Quarterly
Hali Sofala-Jones in The Rappahannock Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 31, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 49 Featuring Leah Silvieus

unnamed.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Leah Silvieus at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 17th 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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Leah Silvieus is the author of Arabilis (Sundress Publications), Season of Dares (Bull City Press) and Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press)She holds a B.A. from Whitworth University and an M.F.A. from the University of Miami. She is a Kundiman Fellow and currently serves as Books Editor at Hyphen magazine.

Arabilis at Sundress Publications
Season of Dares at Bull City Press
Anemochory at Hyacinth Girl Press

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 17, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 48 Featuring Kathy Fagan

IMG_0333.jpgPoets in Pajamas brings you Kathy Fagan at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 3rd 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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Kathy Fagan’s fifth book is Sycamore (Milkweed, 2017), a finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts and William Carlos Williams Poetry Prizes. Recent work appears in The New York Times, The Nation, Poetry and Tin House. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Ohio Arts Council. Fagan directs the MFA Program at Ohio State, where she also serves as Series Co-editor for the OSU Press/Wheeler Poetry Prize. Her website is www.kathyfagan.net.

Sycamore at Milkweed Editions
Kathy Fagan in The New York Times Magazine
Kathy Fagan in The Nation
Kathy Fagan in Poetry

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on March 3, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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PiP 47 Featuring Matthue Roth

Poets in Pajamas brings you Matthue Roth at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 17 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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Matthue is an editor at Hevria.com and a writer at Google. His stories have appeared in Tin House and Ploughshares, where he was shortlisted for Best American Short Stories 2018. He also adapted the works of Franz Kafka into a picture book, which was called “eerie and imaginative” by the New Yorker. He keeps a secret diary at matthue.com.

“A Beach is No Place for Loners”

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on February 17, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

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