PiP Reading 43: Samantha Edmonds

Poets in Pajamas brings you Samantha Edmonds at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on November 18th with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

The event on Facebook will remind you to attend in case you’re like us and tend to forget these things so please head over and click “going” to let us know to expect you.

Samantha Edmonds is an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, The Pinch, Indiana Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhereShe currently lives in Knoxville, where she serves as fiction editor for Grist and as the Community Outreach Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Samantha Edmonds at her Website
Samantha Edmonds on Ploughshares
Samantha Edmonds at Black Warrior Review
Samantha Edmonds on Hobart

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at the appointed time, watch for the live video to start, and 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 Reading 41: Emily Rose Cole

Emily Rose ColePoets in Pajamas brings you Emily Rose Cole at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on October 28th with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

The event on Facebook will remind you to attend in case you’re like us and tend to forget these things so please head over and click “going” to let us know to expect you.

Emily Rose Cole is the author of a chapbook, Love & a Loaded Gun, from Minerva Rising Press. Her poetry has appeared in Nimrod, The Pinch, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She is a Ph.D. student studying poetry and disability studies at the University of Cincinnati. Reach her at emilyrosecolepoetry.com.

Emily Rose Cole on Twitter
Emily Rose Cole at Glass
Emily Rose Cole at Superstition Review
Q&A with Emily at Carve
Emily’s Love & a Loaded Gun at Minerva Rising

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at the appointed time, watch for the live video to start, and click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet. Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP Reading 40: Gemma Cooper-Novack

Poets in Pajamas brings you Gemma Cooper-Novack at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on October 14th with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

The event on Facebook will remind you to attend in case you’re like us and tend to forget these things so please head over and click “going” to let us know to expect you.

Gemma’s debut poetry collection We Might As Well Be Underwater (Unsolicited Press, 2017) was a finalist for the CNY Book Award. Her work has appeared in more than twenty journals. She is a 2016 Deming Fund grantee and was a 2016 runner-up for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Gemma Cooper-Novack’s Website
Cooper-Novack’s poem, “Luxury” at Tampa Review
Cooper-Novack’s book, We Might as Well be Underwater
Cooper-Novack’s poem, “Endings” at Glass
Cooper-Novack’s poem, “Vertex” at Lambda Literary

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at the appointed time, watch for the live video to start, and click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet. Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

We’re Looking for Our 2019 Readers!

September 17, 2018 — Poets in Pajamas (PiP), a Sundress Publications reading series is putting together the slate of readers for 2019 and would like to invite you to apply to read. 

Poets in Pajamas is a live-feed online reading series, which prides itself on producing high-quality poetry readings for an online audience, and which is hosted by Sundress Publications. Poets read from their own work for fifteen minutes and then field questions for an additional ten or fifteen.

We are interested in hearing from ALL writers (we accept both poetry and prose readers) but we also particularly want to welcome writers who identify as being a part of marginalized communities (such as but not limited to people of color, immigrant populations, native and indigenous people, LGBTQ+, d/Deaf and Disabled, non-binary people, members of non-dominant religious groups, all women, Dreamers, formerly incarcerated, and more). We want to host you and promote your work. 

To apply send to poetsinpajamas@gmail.com (in ONE email please):

• 3 poems or up to 5 pages of prose
• a short video clip of you reading  (no more than 1 to 3 minutes (less is more)
• a bio and author photo

Submissions close December 1.

Note: We are NOT concerned with audio/video quality here, nor your appearance—don’t stress, just use your phone and show us that you have a good audio/video presence, a good sense of audience. We are NOT judging you based on your weight or what you’re wearing or whether you did your hair. We are looking for that magical combination wherein the poet or writer writes wonderful words that we want to hear AND is willing to engage with a camera and knows how to give a good reading. Really, one to three minutes, read as you would at any reading, one poem, or one paragraph, don’t overthink. Please apply!

Have you ever considered how many people either really miss getting out to readings because they don’t live near a literary city/don’t have time/can’t get to them? These are the people who will rarely be at your readings but want to see you read, want to know your work better, and want to love you. PiP would like to help you and they find one another.

Twitter: twitter.com/poetsinpajamas
Facebook:facebook.com/poetsinpajamas  
Contact: poetsinpajamas@gmail.com

PiP Reading 39: Anthony Frame

Poets in Pajamas brings you Anthony Frame at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on September 30th with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

The event on Facebook will remind you to attend in case you’re like us and tend to forget these things so please head over and click “going” to let us know to expect you.

Anthony Frame is an exterminator from Ohio. His most recent collection is Where Wind Meets Wing (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018) and recent publications include The Shallow Ends, Drunk Monkeys, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and the anthology Not that Bad (HarperCollins, 2018). He is also EIC at Glass Poetry Press.

Anthony Frame on Twitter
Frame at Chicago Review of Books
Where Wind Meets Wing at Sibling Rivalry Press
Frame at Entropy Mag
“House Hunting, January 2009” at Adoit Journal

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at the appointed time, watch for the live video to start, and click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet. Anna Black will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP Reading 38: Danielle Hanson on September 16

This week Poets in Pajamas brings you Danielle Hanson at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on September 16th with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

Danielle Hanson is the author of Fraying Edge of Sky (Codhill Press Poetry Prize, 2018) and Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017).  Her work won the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub, was Finalist for 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award and was nominated for several Pushcarts.  She is Poetry Editor for Doubleback Books and is on the staff of the Atlanta Review.

More about Danielle can be found at her website.
Ambushing Water at Brick Road Poetry Press
Fraying Edge of Sky at Codhill Press
Poem at Blackbird

PiP Reading 37: Ruth Awad on September 2nd

This week Poets in Pajamas brings you Ruth Awad at 7pm EST (4pm Pacific) on September 2nd with a 15 minute live reading to be immediately followed by a short Q&A. Reading to be held at the PiP Facebook Page, HERE.

Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet and the author of Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual ExcellenceAward, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, CALYX, BOAAT Journal, Diode, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Epiphany, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. Her work also appears in the anthologies Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 (Bettering Books, 2017), The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and she lives in Columbus, Ohio.

More about Ruth can be found at her website.
Ruth Awad at Juxtaprose
Set to Music A Wildfire at SPD
A review of Set to Music a Wildfire

Call for Submission: Summer/Fall 2018

Hello all! It is that time again where we are seeking submissions for the next set of Poets in Pajamas readings! In addition to poetry, we are looking for high-quality flash non-fiction and fiction readers as well.  Please refer to the guidelines in our previous post for more information.

We will be accepting submissions from Tuesday April 17 through May 8.

 

Fall/Winter 2017 Call for Readers

Poets in Pajamas is currently looking for readers for our Fall and Winter 2017 readings. Specifically, we are looking to add more POC and queer/trans writers to our lineup. If you are interested, please take a look at our submission guidelines below.

Our current open reading dates are:

9/3/17
10/1/17
10/15/17
10/29/17
11/12/17
12/3/17
12/17/17

We look forward to hearing from you!

Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in being a part of Poets in Pajamas, please submit the following to Poetsinpajamas@gmail.com or use our contact form.

  • Name
  • Email
  • Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • 50-Word Bio
  • Up to 5 poems or 1,000 words of prose
  • Link to a video or audio performance (if you have one)

 

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!