Poets Bill Wunder and Vida Chu (pictured above) will be featured at the Princeton Makes and Ragged Sky Press Reading on February 12.  Photo Credit: Contributed

Princeton Makes and Ragged Sky Press Second Sunday Poetry Reading – Sunday, February 12, 2023

The poetry readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 audience members who would like to read their original poetry.


(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, February 12 at 4:00 pm.  The readings will take place at the Princeton Makes store in the Princeton Shopping Center.

The February reading will feature Vida Chu and Bill Wunder. Their readings will be followed by an open mic available to up to 10 audience members who would like to read their original poetry.  

Vida Chu was born in Macau and grew up in Hong Kong. At seventeen she came to America, got a degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and stayed. Her poems have appeared in US 1 Newspaper, Kelsey Review, Princeton Arts Review, U.S.1 Worksheets, The Literary Review, and Princeton Magazine. She has two books of poems, The Fragrant Harbor and The Thirteenth Lak (both Kelsay Books) and two Pushcart Prize nominations. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Bill Wunder is the Co-Winner of the 2022 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. His 4th book, Welcome to Paradise, New and Selected Poems includes his winning poem, and is now available from Amazon.com or from the author. Previous books are Pointing at the Moon, 2008, Hands Turning the Earth, 2014, all three from WordTech editions. Kingdom of Heaven, 2015 is from Kelsay Books. All are available from Amazon or the author.

Princeton Makes is a cooperative comprised of 34 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. 

Additional information is available at www.princetonmakes.com

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