(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Makes, a Princeton-based artist cooperative, and Ragged Sky Press, a local publisher focused on poetry, will host a Second Sunday Poetry Reading on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 4:00pm. The readings will take place at the Princeton Makes store in the Princeton Shopping Center. The November reading will feature Estelle Bajou and Daniel Weeks. Their readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 audience members who would like to read their original poetry.
Daniel Weeks, Eatontown, N.J., is a poet, historian, and musician, whose latest book of poems is We No More Sang for the Bird: A Poem of World War I (Ragged Sky Press, 2023) He is also the author of For Now: New & Collected Poems, 1979-2017, which includes nine previously published collections in addition to unpublished work. His poetry has appeared in The Cimarron Review, Plainsongs, The Stillwater Review, and many other publications. He edits This Broken Shore literary magazine.
Estelle Bajou is a French-American polymath. Her poetry, art, and music are featured or forthcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, About Place Journal, This Broken Shore. She’s also a critically praised, award-winning actor and composer. Raised in a North Carolina furniture factory town, she now lives in Harlem with a bunch of houseplants where she works a lot of survival gigs.
Princeton Makes is a cooperative comprised of 35 local artists who work across a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. Customers will be able to support local artists by shopping for a wide variety of art, including large paintings, prints, custom-made greeting cards, stained glass lamps and window hangings, jewelry in a variety of designs and patterns, and more.
Ragged Sky Press is a small, highly selective cooperative press. They work with their authors closely. Authors retain copyright and they use their experience and professional resources to support the author’s work through the editing, production, and design process. Ragged Sky Press has historically focused on mature voices, overlooked poets, and women's perspectives.