SEPTEMBER 10

Where most writers construct separate rooms for work concerning politics, metaphysics, and nature, poet Misty Brown successfully fuses all of the above in material which is infinitely cutting and personal, but never sidesteps the central tenet of verse spelled out by Amiri Baraka, that it is “music in print.” Brown’s work and drawings will be on display during “In a Twinkle of an Eye,” a reading Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Museum & Archives, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 332-1233. (Reuben Jackson)