The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Wednesday’s Child by Lisette Alonso


This selection is from the collection Wednesday’s Child, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator is Donna Vorreyer.

Lisette Alonso is a south Florida native who has held a variety of non-writing-related jobs, the most demanding of which has been mother of four. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami and is the author of the poetry chapbook The Album of Untaken Photos (The Lune, 2016). Her poetry has appeared with New Letters, The Tishman Review, The Nashville Review, and Mothers Always Write. You can see her collaborate with her sister online at Hobart Pulp and Cahoodaloodaling.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress, 2013) as well as eight chapbooks, most recentlyThe Girl (Porkbelly Press).  Her poems and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including Waxwing, Rhino, Quarterly West, Poet Lore, Diode and Sugar House Review.

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Poets in Pajamas: Call for Readers

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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 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 three poems or up to five pages of prose and a short video clip of you reading for no more than 1 to 3 minutes (less is more), and please also attach a bio and author photo in one email to poetsinpajamas@gmail.com. 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 writes wonderful words 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.

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Wednesday’s Child by Lisette Alonso


This selection is from the collection Wednesday’s Child, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator is Donna Vorreyer.

Lisette Alonso is a south Florida native who has held a variety of non-writing-related jobs, the most demanding of which has been mother of four. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami and is the author of the poetry chapbook The Album of Untaken Photos (The Lune, 2016). Her poetry has appeared with New Letters, The Tishman Review, The Nashville Review, and Mothers Always Write. You can see her collaborate with her sister online at Hobart Pulp and Cahoodaloodaling.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress, 2013) as well as eight chapbooks, most recentlyThe Girl (Porkbelly Press).  Her poems and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including Waxwing, Rhino, Quarterly West, Poet Lore, Diode and Sugar House Review.

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols



This selection comes from the collection How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of seven chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop Press, Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes, and the RS 500.

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols



This selection comes from the collection How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of seven chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop Press, Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes, and the RS 500.

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols



This selection comes from the collection How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of seven chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop Press, Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes, and the RS 500.

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols



This selection comes from the collection How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of seven chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop Press, Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes, and the RS 500.

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

Sundress Academy for the Arts and the UT Creative Writing Department Present What Work Is: An Investigation of Labor and Arts

 

Sundress Academy for the Arts and the UT Creative Writing Department Present
What Work Is: An Investigation of Labor and Arts

 

Join us in an exciting workshop “What Work Is: An Investigation of Labor and Art,” which will focus on the intersections of work and art in poetry and the importance of sharing art with communities outside of the academy.

In this workshop, participants will read and write poems about labor in addition to sharing how labor and creative pursuits do and do not intersect and cultural attitudes about poetry and identity. For example, the class might discuss access to poetry in our communities, attitudes held toward poetry growing up, and the potential and limitations of poetry to document issues in out communities.

The workshop will investigate issues of class, race, gender, and form in poems from Natasha Trethewey’s Domestic Work (2000) and Charles Reznikoff’s Poetry: 1918-1975 (1989). Together, the group will brainstorm images and consider how elements from our working life might shape a poem thematically and formally. For example, how might the way we measure time, organize information, or talk at work translate into how we use white space, line length, tone, or voice? How can one incorporate the sensory and vernacular experiences of everyday labor into art? How have family’s work experiences influenced our outlooks? Finally, participants will draft a poem and share work as a group.

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 8.54.26 AMAllison Pitinii Davis is the author of Line Study of a Motel Clerk (Baobab Press, 2017), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award’s Berru Award for Poetry and the Ohioana Book Award, Poppy Seeds (Kent State University Press, 2013), and winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize. She holds fellowships from Standford University’s Wallace Stegner Program, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Severinghaus Beck Fund for Study at Vilnius Yiddish Institute. Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry 2016, The New Republic, Crazyhorse, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She is a PhD student at The University of Tennessee.

 

 

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols



This selection comes from the collection How Darkness Enters a Body by Sarah Nichols, available from Porkbelly Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of seven chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop Press, Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes, and the RS 500.

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: We are traveling through dark at tremendous speeds by Sarah Sadie



This selection comes from the collection We are traveling through dark at tremendous speeds by Sarah Sadie, available from Lit Fest Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Tausha Fouts.

Sarah Sadie is the founder/owner of Odonata Creative, a Kaizen-Muse guiddess to all realms creative, and a Qoya dance teacher. Former Poet Laureate of Madison, she now works with women and men in small groups, workshops, classes and 1:1 to help them identify  their creative passion and audacity through small steps and interesting questions.

We are traveling through dark at tremendous speeds”  is her second full-length collection. You can find out more about her at her website: www.odonatacreative.com

Tasha Fouts is the 2018-2019 SAFTA Writer in Residence at Firefly Farms.  She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University.  Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Bateau, Glass, Birds Piled Loosely, and Small Portions.  She is a co-founder and an editor at Packingtown Review and hosts the podcast Getting Drunk with Writers.

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