Poetry, now more than ever

By Authors in Pajamas

By Authors in Pajamas

Poetry as balm, stimulation and even vicarious armchair travel: why not switch things up at your book club and invite a poet to read his or her work and perhaps discuss the process of condensing meaning into spare images and impeccably selected words? 

Toward Antarctica

Elizabeth Bradfield

$19.95 $18.35

Elizabeth, a poet-naturalist and experienced public presenter, shares visions of Antarctica from her fourth collection. In our shut-down, no-travel world, this book will transport you to the farthest southern reaches of the planet. See also her other collections, including Once Removed. Book clubs please email [email protected]

Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus

Gayle Brandeis

$17.95

The latest book from Gayle, also a novelist and memoirist (The Art of Misdiagnosis is a personal favorite). The author's book tour for this provocative collection was cut short by covid-19, but she's continuing via digital chats. Book clubs please contact [email protected]

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth

Patrice Vecchione

$16.95 $15.59

More about the book: "Especially at this time, when many of us are a tumult of emotions and have time on our hands, picking up pen and paper or getting yourself to a blank document might be the best part of your day! By chronicling what you’re experiencing—the thoughts and feelings—you can calm fear and make art out of what’s troubling. But don’t stop there! Find beauty in the silence and celebrate having time to reflect." This recently released guide provides prompts, inspiration, instruction, brief interviews with popular poets and more. Book clubs please email [email protected]

To book your virtual book club chat, contact author directly with "Authors in PJs Book Chat Request" in subject line. Specify one or more potential meeting dates and platform (Zoom or other) for communication. Some authors may already be booked. Good luck and enjoy!