'BEAUTY IS A VERB'
That's half the title - the rest is The New Poetry of Disability - of an anthology (Cinco Puntos Press, $19.95) out next month that explores the experience of physical disability in prose and poetry. Samples on Amazon.com hit us hard. Hear for yourself, 7 tonight at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., 215-567-4341; and 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Infusion Cafe, 7133 Germantown Ave., 215-248-1718.
More good stuff at the Central Branch: Just 22 and prepping for culinary school, Molly Birnbaum was hit by a car. She suffered multiple injuries, but most devastating was the head trauma that destroyed her sense of smell. Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way (Ecco, July 2011) is her story. She'll discuss it at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.