Derrick C. Brown & Cristin O'Keefe

With jessica abughattas & jackson Burgess

"That's too many poets," said no one ever. Join us for an evening of not one, not two, but four incredible poets as we celebrate the release of Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's How To Love The Empty Air and Derrick C. Brown's Hello. It Doesn't Matter. Opening the evening will be rising talents Jessica Abughattas, editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket, and Jackson Burgess, a 2016 National Poetry Series Finalist. Bring your friends who love poetry, bring that friend who hates poetry (everybody loves a convert) and, most importantly, bring yourself!

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of seven books of poetry. Most recently, she released her nonfiction book, Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, which spent three months on the New York Times Best Seller list. 


Cristin has toured widely with her poetry, at venues as diverse as NYC’s Joe’s Pub, LA’s Largo Theatre and Australia’s Sydney Opera House.

Derrick C. Brown is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words." Brown has toured with comedians and musicians such as Eugene Mirman, David Cross, Rival Sons, and Cold War Kids. He has performed on Jay Leno, and has been featured on podcasts such as This American Life with Ira Glass and The Nerdist with Kurt Braunohler.

Jessica Abughattas lives in Los Angeles. She is editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket. Her poems are published, or forthcoming, in Thrush Poetry Journal, Boaat, Stirring Lit, Heavy Feather Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Roanoke Review, Rogue Agent Journal and elsewhere.

Jackson Burgess is the author of Atrophy, a 2016 National Poetry Series Finalist and winner of the 2017 Write Bloody Submissions Contest (Write Bloody Publishing, forthcoming), and Pocket Full of Glass, winner of the 2014 Clockwise Chapbook Competition (Tebot Bach, 2017). He has placed work in Rattle, The Los Angeles Review, The Cincinnati Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.

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