September 23, 2022

Celebrate love with poetry reading at Princeton Makes

PRINCETON, NJ – The artists’ cooperative Princeton Makes and Ragged Sky Press, a local poetry-focused publisher, will host a second poetry reading on Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m. The readings will take place at the Princeton Makes store in the Princeton Mall.

The reading will feature Elizabeth Danson and Carlos Hernández Peña. This will be followed by an open mic available for up to 10 audience members who wish to read their original poetry. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, attendees are encouraged to read love-themed poetry.

Danson was educated in England but spent his adult life in the United States. She taught reading and writing to children and adults. A long-time member of the US1 Poets’ Co-operative, she has published poems in US1 Worksheets and several other poetry journals. The Ragged Sky Press published two books of her poems – “The Luxury of Obstacles” in 2006 and “Look Again” in 2019.

Hernández Peña was born in Mexico City and is the author of Moonmilk and Other Poems. He translated “Behind God’s Back” by the Hungarian poet Sándor Kányádi into Spanish. His work appears in Drunken Boat, Fox Chase Review, US1 Worksheets, Hayden’s Ferry Review and other journals. He recently retired from The Segal Co., a benefits consultant in Princeton, New Jersey.

Princeton Makes is made up of 32 local artists who work in a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles and jewelry.

Customers can support local artists by purchasing a wide variety of artwork including large paintings, prints, bespoke greeting cards, stained glass lamps and window hangings, jewelry in a variety patterns and patterns, and more.

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