Poets in Pajamas brings you River 瑩瑩 Dandelion and Noreen Ocampo at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday, June 4th 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.
River 瑩瑩 Dandelion is a keeper of ancestral medicine and memory through writing poetry, teaching, and creating ceremony. He writes to connect with the unseen and unspoken so we can feel and heal. River has been awarded fellowships and residencies for his writing from Tin House, Lambda Literary, Kundiman, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, VONA/ Voices, and more. His work has been nominated for Best of the Net (2022) and is published in Best New Poets (2021), The Offing, The Margins, Asian American Journal of Psychology, and elsewhere. He was recently awarded the AWP Kurt Brown Prize for the title poem of his poetry manuscript. River is a water lover, and has performed and presented his work globally from the Dodge Poetry Festival to the University of Havana. for more, visit: riverdandelion.com.
“how we survived: 爺爺’s pantoum (ii)” Shady Literary Arts
“Ode to Crispy Salmon Skin” Honey Literary
Noreen Ocampo is a Filipino American writer and poet from metro Atlanta. Her collection Not Flowers won the 2021 Variant Lit Microchap Contest, and her work can also most recently be found in Marías at Sampaguitas, trampset, and Rejection Letters. She holds a BA in English from Emory University and currently studies poetry in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi.
“there are no jollibees in georgia” Marías at Sampaguitas
Join us at the PiP Zoom or on the PiP Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday, June 4th. 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).