PRINCETON, NJ – On Sunday, Princeton Makes will hold its second Sunday poetry reading, at 4 p.m., at the Princeton Mall.
Sunday’s reading will feature Steve Nolan and Lew Maltby. Nolan spent 30 years in the military and 25 years as a mental health professional. Her poetry was featured on National Public Radio, Morning Edition, upon her return from Afghanistan in 2007. Her work reflects her commitment to social justice. He is the author of “Go Deep (with NJ DeVico), Base Camp: Poems, and American Carnage: An Officer’s Duty to Warn”.
Maltby has been a truck driver, factory worker, litigator, model, lumberjack and soldier. He uses all these experiences to find a voice in his poetry. His footage includes “watching a tracer meteor shower through barbed wire” while crawling through a minefield to “bodies colliding like snowflakes under the Northern Lights” with a lover in Iceland. His first chapbook, “Smiling Axes”, was published by Kelsay Press in 2019.
Princeton Makes is an artists’ cooperative and Ragged Sky Press, a local poetry-focused publisher.
Sunday poetry readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 viewers who wish to read their original poetry.