For this special kickoff to the Twin Cities Book Festival, join the local literary community for a celebratory night of terse verse that’s equal parts levity and brevity. At the poetry party, local writers will read quick quips in 20 seconds or less. An open mic segment will follow, so bring your own short poem to blast out. Or arrive early to compose a haiku, couplet, or mini-ode at a writing workshop. A cash bar and snacks are provided, and there will be door prizes galore. Copresented with Rain Taxi Review of Books.