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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

PiP 123 Featuring Tamiko Beyer

Poets in Pajamas brings you Tamiko Beyer at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on October 14th 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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Tamiko Beyer is the author of the poetry collections Last Days and We Come Elemental, both from Alice James Books. Her poetry and articles have been published or are forthcoming from Denver Quarterly, Idaho Review, Dusie, Black Warrior Review, Georgia Review, Lit Hub, the Rumpus, and others. She publishes Starlight and Strategy, a monthly newsletter for living life wide awake and shaping change, and lives on Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pawtucket land. More at tamikobeyer.com.

“Title”About Place Journal

“Sweet Branch Stitched to a Bitter Tree” and “Call it Like It Is”, The Common: A Modern Sense of Place

“Tangle and Sweet, Twenty-O-Eight” and “Dear World”, Pank

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on Sunday October 14th, 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 122 Featuring Irene Cooper

Poets in Pajamas brings you Irene Cooper at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on October 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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Irene Cooper’s writings appear The Feminist Wire, phoebe, Utterance, Denver Quarterly, The Manifest-Station, The Rumpus, Witness, and elsewhere. She facilitates creative writing workshops in community, in educational settings, and at a regional prison, and co-edits The Stay Project. Irene is the author of Committal, a speculative spyfy novel about family, the body and the earth from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and spare change, a collection of poems from Finishing Line Press. In 2020, she co-edited Placed: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon, an anthology of regional writings. She lives with her people and a corgi in Bend, Oregon. Dig in at www.irenecooperwrites.com.

“Narcissus”, The Feminist Wire

Steep”, Prometheus Dreaming

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

PiP 121 Featuring Brittney Corrigan

Poets in Pajamas brings you Brittney Corrigan at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 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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Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Navigation, 40 Weeks, Breaking, and most recently, Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, published by Airlie Press. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit http://brittneycorrigan.com/

“Opossum Nocturne”Whale Road Review

Riding the Ichthyosaur”Crow and Cross Keys

Artemis“, Sweet Tree Review

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 19th, 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.

PiP 120 Featuring Oscar Mancinas

Poets in Pajamas brings you Oscar Mancinas at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 5th 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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Oscar Mancinas is a Raramuri-Chicanx PhD candidate and teacher. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona’s Washington-Escobedo neighborhood. His published works include the poetry chapbooks Jaula and Roto: A Mex-Tape as well as the collection of short stories To Live and Die in El Valle. His debut full-length poetry collection is forthcoming from Tolsun Books.He splits his time between Phoenix and Mesa.

“Arizona Boy”, Cosmonauts Avenue

Leaving Home”, Doubleback Books

Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on September 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.

PiP 119 Featuring Athena Dixon

Poets in Pajamas brings you Athena Dixon at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 22 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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A native of Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is the author of The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press) and No God in This Room (Argus House Press). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) and in various publications including GAY Magazine and Narratively. She is founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal and is the co-host of the New Books in Poetry Podcast via the New Books Network. She resides in Philadelphia. Learn more about the author at www.athenadixon.com.

Ornithology“, The Rising Phoenix Review

Alternative Facts,” The Rising Phoenix Review

And her recent essay, “Reckoning with Family Legacies at an Ohio Drive-Thru Liquor Store,” Literary Hub

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

PiP 118 Featuring Ayendy Bonifacio

Poets in Pajamas brings you Ayendy Bonifacio at 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific) on August 8 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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Ayendy Bonifacio was born in Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. He is an Assistant Professor of U.S. ethnic literary studies at the University of Toledo. Using Spanish, English, and Spanglish, his creative writing explores themes of immigration and citizenship, Dominican identity and Latinidad, and memory and loss. Bonifacio’s areas of scholarship are American literature and culture, including Latino/a/x studies; periodical studies; postcolonial studies; poetry and poetics; and the digital humanities. He is currently at work on two book projects that sit at the intersection of nineteenth-century culture and transamerican studies. The first, Reprint Poems in the U.S. Popular Press (1855-1866) draws examples from over 200 English- and Spanish-language popular dailies and weeklies and argues that reprint poems constitute a vital but still understudied form of public discourse that shaped literary and intellectual life in the U.S. His second book project, The Postcolonial Latino: The Making of Latinidad in the Age of Liberation argues that Latinidad in the Americas emerged and calcified in the nineteenth century as a postcolonial condition bounded up in the literature of nationality, patriotism, and exile in the aftermath of Latin America’s wars for independence. His writing is published and/or forthcoming in American Periodicals, Juked, The Acentos Review, Prose Studies, American Literary Realism, The New York Times, and Truthout. He is the author of Dique Dominican (2017) and To the River, We Are Migrants (2020). His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC); and The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19).

“Other Worlds”, The Hellebore

Mi Taita”, The Acentos Review

“The Immigrant Spiritual”, Juked

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