Poets at the Princeton Public Library, August 16

On August 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., Princeton Public Library presents a virtual Poets at the Library featuring readers Catherine Doty and John David Muth. Each reader will share their work for 20 minutes followed by an open mic session. Poets who sign-up in advance may share one poem during open mic. To sign-up via crowdcast to attend this virtual event, or to reserve a spot during open mic, visit https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/5414024. 

Doty is a poet, cartoonist, and educator from Paterson. She is the author of Wonderama and Momentum, volumes of poems from CavanKerry Press and Just Kidding, a collection of cartoons from Avocet Press. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize and fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

Muth was born and raised in central New Jersey. He had been an academic advisor at Rutgers University for more than 20 years. In addition to writing, he enjoys hiking, road trips, and volunteering for environmental causes in his spare time. He is a member of DVP/US 1 Poets, and his work has appeared in such journals as Better Than Starbucks!, Verse-Virtual, and U.S. 1 Worksheets. He is the author of five collections of poetry: A Love for Lavender Dragons (Kelsay Books, 2018), Reassure the Phoenix (Kelsay Books, 2019), Dreams of a Viking Wedding (Kelsay Books, 2020), and Misanthropes Rarely Procreate (Kelsay Books, 2021). 

Poets at the Library is presented in partnership with DVP/US 1 Poets with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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