PiP 136 Featuring Mary Rose Manspeaker

Poets in Pajamas brings you Mary Rose Manspeaker at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 22nd 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!

Mary Rose Manspeaker was born and raised in West Virginia. They are a 2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, and their recent work appears in Poetry Northwest, TYPO, Gordon Square Review, and elsewhere.

The Poet Attempts to Explain Themselves,“  Josephine Quarterly

To Our Friends, the McCallisters” Drunk Monkeys

Conditional,” The Shore

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday May 8th, 2022. 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).

PiP 135 Featuring Nora Hikari

Poets in Pajamas brings you Nora Hikari at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on May 8th 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!

Nora Hikari (she/her) is a transgender poet and artist based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming at The Shade Journal, ANMLY, Palette Poetry, Gulf Coast, and others. Her chapbook, Girl 2.0, is a Robin Becker Series winner, and is forthcoming at Seven Kitchens Press. She can be found at her website norahikari.com and contacted at norahikariwrites@gmail.com.

Store Bought is Fine,“  Diode

Girl 2.0” Seven Kitchens Press

LOVE POEM TO LINE BREAKS,Gulf Coast

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday May 8th, 2022. 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).

PiP 134 Featuring Mordecai Martin

Poets in Pajamas brings you Mordecai Martin at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 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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Mordecai Martin is an Ashkenazi Jewish writer and 5th generation New Yorker who has lived in Manhattan, Jerusalem and Mexico City. He currently bases himself out of Philadelphia, where he lives in a small, beautiful house with a small, beautiful cat and his tall and brilliant wife. He uses magical realist and autofiction frameworks to examine Jewish lives in all their sweetness, agony, and absurdity. He is a cofounder of the Jewish writing group Golus Kollectiv, and his work has been published in Gone Lawn, X-Ray Lit Mag, Peach Magazine, TIMBER Journal, Funicular, and Sortes, among other literary publications. He blogs, too infrequently, at MordecaiMartin.net and tweets, far too frequently, at @MordecaiPMartin.

The Immigrants,“  WordShed NYC

Trees,” X-Ray Lit

The Old ManGone Lawn

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday April 17th, 2022. 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).

PiP 133 Featuring Roseanna Alice Boswell

Poets in Pajamas brings you Roseanna Alice Boswell at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on April 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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Roseanna Alice Boswell is a queer poet from Upstate New York. Her work has appeared or will soon appear in: Driftwood Press, Jarfly Magazine, Capulet Magazine, and elsewhere. Roseanna holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, and is currently a Ph.D. student in English – Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. Her chapbook, Imitating Light, was chosen as the 2021 Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Competition winner. Roseanna’s first full-length collection, Hiding in a Thimble, was published with Haverthorn Press in 2021. 

Love Poem in Rural Oklahoma,“  Still: The Journal

Super Moon,” The Boiler

There is something erotic about dressing the plus-sized mannequin at work,” Anthropocene Poetry

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday April 3rd, 2022. 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).

PiP 132 Featuring Megan Pinto

Poets in Pajamas brings you Megan Pinto at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on March 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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Megan Pinto is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Plume and elsewhere. She has received scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, and an Amy Award from Poets & Writers. Megan holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson.

Bloodshot“,  Hyphen Magazine

Parable”, Radar

In Heaven There Will Be No Bodies,” Los Angeles Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday March 20th, 2022. 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).

PiP 131 Featuring Aly Pierce

Poets in Pajamas brings you Aly Pierce at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on March 6th 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!

Aly Pierce lives in Beverly, MA where she drinks coffee & mails you records from Deathwish Inc. Her debut collection The Visible Planets (Game Over Books) and chapbook Cryptids (with Cassandra de Alba, Ginger Bug Press) both came out in 2020. You can find her on twitter and instagram as @instantweekend.Aly Pierce lives in Beverly, MA where she drinks coffee & mails you records from Deathwish Inc. Her debut collection The Visible Planets (Game Over Books) and chapbook Cryptids (with Cassandra de Alba, Ginger Bug Press) both came out in 2020. You can find her on twitter and instagram as @instantweekend.

Two Poems“,  Tenderness Lit

Two Poems”, Butter Press

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday March 6th, 2021 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).

NEWS from Poets in Pajamas!

You can now head to our Schedule page, to see our incredible 2022 lineup for Poets in Pajamas! Or you can just watch the video below – see if you can spot any of your favorites!

And that’s not all!

For one night only, to celebrate the launch of the 2022/2023 Poets in Pajamas line up, FOUR incredible Sundress Publication authors are reading together, via Zoom. It’s the Poets in Pajamas Spring Fling! Register for free here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvf-CpqDsuEt0-lLJ8DyAuadXfNvJJw7TD.

Join us 7pm, EST on February 27th 2022 for a 1hr reading with Jason B. Crawford, Stacey Balkun, Barbara Fant, and Mackenzie Berry!

And, because we’re THAT excited about Poets in Pajamas, three VERY lucky audience members will be picked to win a Sundress title of their choice – just come along, and we’ll choose three of you at random! 

Reminder: it is of course free to come along, but be sure to register using this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvf-CpqDsuEt0-lLJ8DyAuadXfNvJJw7TD.

This is going to be a great year for poetry lovers!

PiP 130 Featuring Jalynn Harris

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jalynn Harris at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 30 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!

Jalynn Harris (she/they) is a poet, educator, and book designer from Baltimore, MD.  She founded SoftSavagePress for the sole purpose of promoting visual and literary works by Black people. She earned her MFA from the University of Baltimore, where she was the inaugural recipient of Michael F. Klein fellowship for social justice. Her work has been featured in Transition Magazine, Little Patuxent Review, Scalawag, and elsewhere. Exit Thru the Afro, queer museum in verse, is her first poetry chapbook. 

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved“,  Transition Magazine

The Life of a Writer”, Academy of American Poets

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 16th, 2021 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).

PiP 129 Featuring Dania Ayah Alkhouli

Poets in Pajamas brings you Dania Ayah Alkhouli at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 16 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!

Dania Ayah Alkhouli (a.k.a. Lady Narrator) is a Syrian writer, blogger, poet, editor, and author, born and raised in Southern California. Alkhouli earned her B.A. in Sociology and her M.A. in Public Policy & Administration from Cal State Long Beach. She published her debut book at 19, titled 91 at 19. In 2017 she released her second poetry book, Oceans & Flames, a collection of poetry shedding light on her experience with, and survival of, domestic violence. Her work has been featured in four anthologies. Alkhouli’s work centers on feminism, mental health, sexuality, identity, culture, religion, her war-torn homeland, Syria, and on grief, loss, and death. She has been featured on Buzzfeed and Jubilee Media, and has performed across national venues such as Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, House Slam in Boston, and Busboys & Poets in D.C. In 2012, Alkhouli and her mother cofounded the nonprofit organization, A Country Called Syria, a traveling exhibition and set of events showcasing the history and culture of their country. Early 2020, Alkhouli released her third poetry book, Contortionist Tongue, with Moon Tide Press, a collection weaving into words the experience of being a Muslim Syrian woman in today’s socio-political climate. You can follow her on social media at @lady_narrator and @acountrycalledsyria.

ThisAbility“,  Cultural Daily

Survivor”, Cultural Daily

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 16th, 2021 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).

PiP 128 Featuring tanner menard

Poets in Pajamas brings you tanner menard at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on January 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!

tanner menard is a poet & composer, a Louisiana Creole & a member of the Atakapa Ishak Nation. They have published ten albums of ambient music & a chapbook & were twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2019, The Wire Magazine, called their collaborative chapbook & album with Andrew Weathers the fourth most influential modern composition. They are an MFA Candidate at Northern Arizona University & the recipient of the Frederick J. and Alice W. Dockstader Scholarship, awarded to Indigenous scholars in the arts.

Anacrusis“,  beestung

Chord”, Mockingheart Review

The Rule is Flux”, The University of Arizona Poetry Center

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday January 2nd, 2021 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).