It’s been two years since Milkweed Editions, a nationally celebrated indie press, opened their bookstore in the downtown east’s literary hotspot, Open Book. To celebrate their birthday, Milkweed has got a little shindig in store that includes a reception and poetry reading. William Brewer takes poetic investigations into a town gripped by the opioid crisis, Ada Limón’s pieces are sharply resonant, and the works of Parneshia Jones somehow manage to be both intimately personal and universal. Toast the success of the store and catch some wonderful words. 6:30 p.m. reception at Milkweed Books; 7 p.m. program in the performance hall on the second floor.