May 12, 2022

Princeton is hosting a second Sunday poetry reading for Mother’s Day

PRINCETON, NJ — If your mom loves poetry, this might be the best place to be on Sundays. Princeton Makes and Ragged Sky Press will host a second poetry reading on Sunday at 4 p.m. The readings will take place at the Princeton Makes store in the Princeton Mall.

The reading will feature Rachel Hadas and Kevin O’Shaughnessy. This will be followed by an open mic available for up to 10 audience members who wish to read their original poetry. Poems reflecting Mother’s Day are encouraged.

Rachel Hadas is the author of Pandemic “Almanac” (Ragged Sky) and many other collections of poetry and essays. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the OB Hardison Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Hadas is also an English professor on the Board of Governors at Rutgers University in Newark, where she taught for many years.

Keith O’Shaughnessy’s latest book, “Petrushka”, is a collection of poems and fables set in an almost Russian dreamscape. His first book of poems, “Incommunicado”, won the first Grolier Discovery Award. A lifelong resident of Princeton, he teaches English at Camden County College in southern New Jersey.

Princeton Makes is a cooperative made up of 32 local artists who work in a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles and jewelry.
Additional information is available at www.princetonmakes.com.