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Princeton Festival Presents Readings by Nine Poets from Around the World during National Poetry Month

Poems on "Love and Loss" Will Stream Online in April; Writers Are from US, China, Italy, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Venezuela, Vietnam

PRINCETON, NJ (March 29, 2021) – The Princeton Festival ( will stream online readings by nine distinguished poets from the US and around the world during April as a tribute to National Poetry Month. The poems, written on the topic of "Love and Loss," will be read in their original languages with English subtitles, accompanied by imagery from the poets' native countries.


"We are proud to present a group of highly regarded poets from Europe, Asia, and the Americas for our fourth annual poetry reading," said Gregory Geehern, the Festival's Acting Artistic Director. "Amanda Gorman's reading at the recent Presidential Inauguration showed how positive a force poetry can be in our culture and our lives. We feel this event makes a fitting prelude to our June season of performing arts."


Each poet will read one piece, approximately two minutes long. The readings will premiere via the Festival's Facebook page ( and its Instagram (princetonfest) and YouTube accounts on the dates below.


·         April 7: Lucilla Trapazzo (Italy/Switzerland)

·         April 9: ??ng Thân (Vietnam)

·         April 12: Sabrina De Canio (Italy)

·         April 16: Peihang "Marshall" Li (China)

·         April 19: Mariela Cordero (Venezuela)

·         April 21: Mari Kashiwagi (Japan)

·         April 23: Vladimir Baboshin (Russia)

·         April 27: Iskra Peneva (Serbia)

·         April 29: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke (USA)

Readings can be accessed through the Festival website, and will remain available until June 30. Links to the readings will also be available through the Princeton Public Library website (

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