PiP 97: Featuring Sandra Beasley

Poets in Pajamas brings you Sandra Beasley at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 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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Sandra Beasley is the author of Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir about living with disability. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches with the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program. Her fourth collection, Made to Explode, will be published with W.W. Norton in early 2021.

“The Exhibition Was Very Beautiful,” Poetry

“Drink,” Blackbird

“The Mangrove House,” Delaware Poetry Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 20, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 96 Featuring José Angel Araguz

Poets in Pajamas brings you José Angel Araguz at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 13 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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José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and the author of seven chapbooks and the collections including Everything We Think We Hear, Small Fires, Until We Are Level Again, and, most recently, An Empty Pot’s Darkness. His poems, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Crab Creek Review, Prairie Schooner, New South, Poetry International, and The Bind. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, he runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence and composes erasure poems on the Instagram account @poetryamano. A faculty member in Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency MFA program, he also reads for the journal Right Hand Pointing. With an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, José is an Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston where he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Salamander Magazine. You can find him on Twitter at @josearaguz, on Instagram @poetryamano, and at thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com.

“Fruit King,” Rhino
“Zero Flirts with Nada,” Duende
“Element,” Zócalo Public Square

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 13, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 95 Featuring Margo Taft Stever

Poets in Pajamas brings you Margo Taft Stever at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 6 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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Margo Taft Stever’s poetry collections include Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019); Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019); The Lunatic Ball (Kattywompus Press, 2015); The Hudson Line (Main Street Rag, 2012); Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award, 2002) and Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1996). She co-authored Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to China (Zhejiang University Press, 2012). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Verse Daily, Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Academy of American Poets, Cincinnati Review, upstreet, Plume, and Salamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Stever will serve as adjunct assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, 2021, where she will teach a writing workshop and study of poetry covering bioethical topics on human illness, mental illness, and the welfare of animals.

“Supermarket in Autumn,” Blackbird

“Dolls,” Plume

“For Sale,” poets.org

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 6, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 94 Featuring Traci Brimhall

Poets in Pajamas brings you Traci Brimhall at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 30 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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Traci Brimhall is the author of four poetry collections: Come the Slumberless from the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon); Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, Orion, and Best American Poetry. She’s received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts. She’s the Director of Creative Writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

“Dear Thanatos,” Los Angeles Review
“Dear Eros,” Virginia Quarterly Review
“Vive, Vive,” Missouri Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 30, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 93 Featuring Mani Iyer

Poets in Pajamas brings you Mani Iyer at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 23 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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Mani G. Iyer was born and raised in Bombay, India and now lives near Boston. He is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome, a rare progressive genetic disorder. He is currently learning Braille at the Hadley School for the Blind. His poems have appeared in Off the Coast, Soul-Lit, The Lily Poetry Review, Sonic Boom, and The Helicon Poetry Journal (in Hebrew). His chapbook, I Am the Dancing, was published by Yavanika Press, India in October 2019.

“Love in the Air,” Soul-Lit

“Wake-Up Call,” poems2go

“Braille and Poetry,” vision through words

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 23, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 92 Featuring Kimberly Quiogue Andrews

Poets in Pajamas brings you Kimberly Quiogue Andrews at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 16th 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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Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is a poet and literary critic. She is also the author of A Brief History of Fruit, winner of the Akron Prize for Poetry from the University of Akron Press, and BETWEEN, winner of the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Prize from Finishing Line Press. Her recent work in various genres appears in Poetry Northwest, The Shallow Ends, Denver Quarterly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She lives in Maryland and teaches at Washington College, and you can find her on Twitter at @kqandrews.

“She said between Part 1,” the poetry project
“President Trump, thank you for calling, and good evening, it is night over here,” Nat. Brut 
“[Warp and weft.],” EOAGH

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 16, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 91 Featuring Fullamusu Bangura

Poets in Pajamas brings you Fullamusu Bangura at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 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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Fullamusu Bangura is a poet originally from Washington, D.C. and currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been published in Memoir Mixtapes, Peach Mag, and Apogee Journal. Connect with her on Instagram and Twitter at @killamusu.

“i’m so tired of almost crying on the train,” Peach Mag
“ODE TO A BUNCH OF AFRICANS PARTYING IN THE SIX FLAGS PARKNG LOT,” TRACK//FOUR
“my breasts as list,” Leopardskin & Limes

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 9, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 90 Featuring Ashley C. Lanuza

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ashley C. Lanuza at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 2 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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Ashley C. Lanuza was born and raised in Los Angeles. She loves to explore the nuances in social and romantic relationships, immigration and culture, identity and generational conflict, and self-improvement and self-love. Her debut poetry collection, My Heart of Rice, details her journey to learning, understanding, and accepting her Filipina American identity. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, analyzing films, and reading. You can find her on Instagram @ashlanuza_ or on Facebook at facebook.com/ashclanuza.

“I Immortalized My Break-Up to Get Over It,” The Odyssey
Interview at Marías at Sampaguitas
“Food as the Gateway to a Filipino American Identity,” Medium

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on August 2, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 90 Featuring Courtney Young

Poets in Pajamas brings you Courtney Young at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 26 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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Courtney Young is a writer of fiction, screenplays, popular culture criticism and creative nonfiction. Her fiction has been published in Hypertext ReviewJellyfish Review, and the Stanford Black Arts Quarterly & her non fiction has been published by venues such as The American Prospect and The Nation. She is a recipient of writing residencies from Willapa Bay Air, Vermont Studio Center, Faber, Hambidge, Bainbridge and Chateau D’Orquevaux. She is the founder of Think Young Media Group, a boutique company that specializes in creating film, TV and documentary projects. Her current projects include completing both her first narrative feature entitled This Savage Life Makes Us Hard to Kill and her first collection of short stories entitled Scar Tissue of the Extraordinary. She is the founder of The Mood, a weekly newsletter that offers an intersectional perspective on horror popular culture. A graduate of Spelman College and New York University, she can be found on Twitter (@cocacy), Instagram (@ccarlissyoung) and http://www.thinkyoungmedia.com

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 26, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Annie McIntosh will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.

PiP 88 Featuring Jessica Mehta

Poets in Pajamas brings you Jessica Mehta at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19th 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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Jessica (Tyner) Mehta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, interdisciplinary artist, multi-award-winning poet, and author of over one dozen books. Place, space, and personal ancestry inform much of her work. She’s also the Editor-in-Chief of Crab Creek Review and owner of an award-winning small business. MehtaFor is a writing services company that offers pro bono services to Native Americans and indigenous-serving non-profits.

Her novel The Wrong Kind of Indian won gold at the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) and at the American Book Fest Best Book. Jessica has also received numerous fellowships in recent years, including the Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship at the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington and the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship at The British Library in London. Jessica is a popular speaker and panelist, featured recently at events such as the US State Department’s National Poetry Month event, “Poets as Cultural Emissaries: A Conversation with Women Writers,” as well as the “Women’s Transatlantic Prison Activism Since 1960” symposium at Oxford University.

She has undertaken poetry residencies around the globe including at Hosking Houses Trust with an appointment at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, Paris Lit Up in France, and at the Crazy Horse Memorial and museum in South Dakota. Her work has been featured at galleries and exhibitions around the world, including IA&A Hillyer in Washington DC, The Emergency Gallery in Sweden, and Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico.

“Mark’s Tumor (When I Needed it Most),” The Seventh Wave
“Genetics,” K’in
“Recipe for an Indian,Cordella Magazine

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on July 19, 2020. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.

Sarah Clark will host.

This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.