(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, September 11 at 4:00pm. The readings will take place at the Princeton Makes store in the Princeton Shopping Center.
The September reading will feature Margaret Ray and Arlene Weiner. Their readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 audience members who would like to read their original poetry.
Margaret Ray is the author of Good Grief, the Ground (BOA Editions, 2023, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize) and Superstitions of the Mid-Atlantic (Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Prize, 2022). Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2021, Threepenny Review, Narrative, and elsewhere. A winner of the Third Coast Poetry Prize, she holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and teaches in New Jersey.
Arlene Weiner's poetry collections, Escape Velocity (2006) and City Bird (2016), were published by Ragged Sky Press. A third collection (More) is forthcoming. Arlene is a longtime member of U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative and of several poetry groups in Pittsburgh, where she lives. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has held a MacDowell fellowship. Arlene also writes plays.
Princeton Makes is a cooperative comprised of 32 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 is a small, highly selective cooperative press. We work with our authors closely. Authors retain copyright and we use our 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.