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).

PiP 127 Featuring Kara Dorris and Gwendolyn Paradice

Kara Dorris
Gwen Paradice

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kara Dorris and Gwendolyn Paradice at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on December 19 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!

Kara Dorris is the author of two poetry collections: Have Ruin, Will Travel (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and When the Body is a Guardrail (2020). She has also published five chapbooks: Elective Affinities (dancing girl press, 2011), Night Ride Home (Finishing Line Press, 2012), Sonnets from Vada’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair (dancing girl press, 2018), Untitled Film Still Museum (CW Books, 2019), and Carnival Bound [or, please unwrap me] (The Cupboard Pamphlet, 2020). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, I-70 Review, Southword, Rising Phoenix, Harpur Palate, Cutbank, Hayden Ferry Review, Tinderbox, Puerto del Sol, The Tulane Review, and Crazyhorse, among others literary journals, as well as the anthology Beauty is a Verb (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). Her prose has appeared in Wordgathering, Breath and Shadow, Waxwing, and the anthology The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016). She earned a MFA in creative writing at New Mexico State University and a PhD in literature and poetry at the University of North Texas. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor of English at Illinois College. For more information, please visit karadorris.com.  

Gwendolyn Paradice is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, identifies as two-spirited, and is hearing impaired. Gwen has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes, and their first collection of short stories, More Enduring for Having Been Broken, Black Lawrence Press’ 2019 Hudson winner, was published in early 2021. Their essays, short stories, and poetry can be found in Tin House, Uncanny, Booth, Anomaly, Crab Orchard Review, and others. Gwen retains a MA from the University of North Texas, a MFA from Bennington College, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri. Gwen lives with their partner and their pets, and when they aren’t writing or reading, they are playing video games, lifting weights, or listening to music. You can find more information at gwendolynparadice.com 

Life Story” and “Advice to My Twenty-Four-Year-Old Self” The Revolution Relaunched

Indian Princess,” Anomaly

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday December 5th, 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 126 Featuring Britny Cordera

Poets in Pajamas brings you Britny Cordera at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on December 5 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!

Britny Cordera is a published poet, nonfiction writer, and emerging journalist who investigates the intersections between environment, climate change, religion, and ecowomanism. She is interested in how climate change continues to exacerbate the settler-colonial agenda and how it is affecting Black and Indigenous communities. Cordera was a finalist for the 2020 Narrative 30 Below contest. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Rhino, Narrative, Xavier Review, and PANK. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. When she is not reporting for FBO, or writing poetry, Cordera teaches for St Louis Poetry Center and roller skates in her free time.

“Landfill”,  [PANK]

“Transformation”, concis

“Urania the Stargazer”Silver Birch Press

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday December 5th, 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 125 Featuring Maria Picone

Poets in Pajamas brings you Maria Picone at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on November 21 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!

Maria S. Picone (she/her/hers) is a Korean adoptee whose work explores identity and social justice. She has been published in Ice Floe Press, Moonchild Magazine, and Whale Road Review. A HUES Scholar and TWH Fellow, she won Cream City Review’s 2020 Summer Poetry Prize. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Her website is mariaspicone.com, Twitter @mspicone.

“Ekphrasis of Lost Art”,  Unstamatic

“Poetry: Language Immersion”JMWW

“Propulsion”Fractured Lit

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday November 21st, 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 124 Featuring Petra Kuppers

Poets in Pajamas brings you Petra Kuppers at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on November 7th 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!

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a poet and writer. She creates participatory community performance environments that think/feel into public space, tenderness, site-specific art, access and experimentation. Petra grounds herself in disability culture methods, and uses ecosomatics, performance, and speculative writing to engage audiences toward more socially just and enjoyable futures. Petra’s third poetry collection, Gut Botany, was named one of the top ten US poetry books of 2020 by the New York Public Library. She is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias, an international disability culture collective; teaches at the University of Michigan and at Goddard College; and co-creates Turtle Disco, a somatic writing studio, with her wife, poet and dancer Stephanie Heit, from their home in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

“Moon Botany: Found on the Pond Deck”, Wordgathering

“The Wheelchair Ramp”, ANMLY

“Tango Series”, Pank

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