Celebrate National Poetry Month at Functionally Literate with Derrick Austin and Vidhu Aggarwal


  • Derrick Austin
  • Vidhu Aggarwal

Just because it's National Poetry Month doesn't mean that you have to hide yourself in your home and hoover up all the Allen Ginsberg you can get your hands on, although, admittedly, that is a solid idea. Complementing your solitary reading, Functionally Literate satisfies the need for live submersion into rhyme and meter. The series, which hosts writers roughly four times a year for readings and book signings, has only grown more popular since its birth in 2012, bringing in authors such as Jeff VanderMeer and David James Poissant in recent years. At this edition, award-winning poets Derrick Austin (Trouble the Water) and Vidhu Aggarwal (The Trouble With Humpadori) take to the stage to read from their collections, and although entry is free, it's recommended that you get tickets ahead of time to guarantee yourself a seat.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 | The Brookhaven Warehouse, 1300 Brookhaven Drive | burrowpress.com | free


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