Po­etry & Lit­er­a­ture Calendar / April 7-13

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SUN­DAY, 2 P.M.: Po­ets and Writ­ers Se­ries read­ing fea­tur­ing Susan Dworski Nus­baum and Ryki Zuck­er­man. Burch­field Pen­ney Art Cen­ter, 1300 Elm­wood Ave., Buf­falo.

MON­DAY, 7 P.M.: BA­BEL at Betty’s: Book dis­cus­sion of Ge­orge Saunders’s 2017 Man Booker Prize win­ning novel “Lin­coln in the Bardo” fa­cil­i­tated by Cani­sius Col­lege English De­part­ment pro­fes­sor and nov­el­ist Mick Cochrane. Saunders will visit Buf­falo on April 18 to de­liver a Just Buf­falo BA­BEL Se­ries Lec­ture at Klein­hans Mu­sic Hall. Betty’s Restau­rant, 370 Vir­ginia St., Buf­falo. $10 Just Buf­falo mem­bers, $15 gen­eral ad­mis­sion (in­cludes re­fresh­ments).

MON­DAY, 7 P.M.: Cir­cle­for­mance Se­ries read­ing fea­tur­ing po­ets Ken Felt­ges and Michael Czarnecki, with mu­si­cian Kathy Mo­ri­arty. Ad­di­tional read­ing slots avail­able. Parish House, St. An­drew’s Epis­co­pal Church, 3107 Main St., Buf­falo. $4.

TUES­DAY, 8 P.M.: Uni­ver­sity at Buf­falo Po­et­ics Plus Se­ries presents poet, critic, and dis­abil­ity stud­ies scholar Michael Davidson, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego. His crit­i­cal stud­ies in­clude “Con­certo for the Left Hand: Dis­abil­ity and the De­fa­mil­iar Body” (U of Michi­gan, 2008), “Out­skirts of Form: Prac­tic­ing Cul­tural Po­et­ics” (Wes­leyan U Press, 2011) and “In­valid Mod­ernism: Dis­abil­ity and the Miss­ing Body of the Aes­thetic” (Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity Press, 2019). His most re­cent col­lec­tion of po­etry is “Bleed Through: New and Se­lected Po­ems” (Cof­fee House Press, 2013). Western New York Book Arts Cen­ter, 468 Wash­ing­ton St., Buf­falo.

WED­NES­DAY, 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.: Spotlight on Youth: open for­mat po­etry, spo­ken word, mu­si­cal per­for­mance, dance, and vis­ual arts se­ries for young per­sons, ages 13 to 19. Call 832-5400 or visit http://www. just­buf­falo.org for in­for­ma­tion. Shea’s Smith The­atre, 658 Main St., Buf­falo.

WED­NES­DAY, 7 P.M.: Spring Po­etry Read­ing fea­tur­ing Buf­falobased po­ets Tom Dre­itlein and Lissa Roads, with Mis­souri-based poet and per­former Jeanette Pow­ers and ECC South stu­dent po­ets. Erie Com­mu­nity Col­lege South, 4041 South­west­ern Blvd., Or­chard Park.

THURS­DAY, 7 P.M.: Cani­sius Col­lege Con­tem­po­rary Writ­ers Se­ries presents renowned al­ter­na­tive/un­der­ground car­toon­ist, graphic nov­el­ist, au­thor, play­wright, and ed­u­ca­tor Lynda Barry. Mon­tante Cul­tural Cen­ter, 2001 Main St., Buf­falo.

FRI­DAY, 2:30 P.M.: Buf­falo Sem­i­nary presents the 2019 El­iz­a­beth McNulty Wilkin­son Po­etry Lec­ture and Read­ing fea­tur­ing Re­becca Hazel­ton, au­thor of “Fair Copy” (Ohio State Uni­ver­sity Press, 2012), win­ner of the 2011 Ohio State Uni­ver­sity Press / The Jour­nal Award in Po­etry, and “Vow” (Cleve­land State Uni­ver­sity Press, 2013) . 205 Bid­well Park­way, Buf­falo.

FRI­DAY, 6:30 P.M.: “Babes in TeaLand”: Read­ings by po­ets Meghann Boltz, Brenna Dim­mig, Sky­lar Jaye Rutkowski, and Jazz De Nero in con­junc­tion with the open­ing of an ex­hi­bi­tion of vis­ual po­etry col­lages by De Nero. Caf­fèol­ogy, 23 Allen St., Buf­falo.

FRI­DAY, 7 P.M.: Sec­ond Stage Writ­ers Se­ries read­ing fea­tur­ing Rochester-based poet David Michael Nixon, and Buf­falo area based po­ets Sinéad Ty­rone and Lisa Wi­ley. Ad­di­tional read­ing slots avail­able. Grind­haus Café, 160 Allen St., Buf­falo.

SATUR­DAY, 5 P.M.: Talk­ing Leaves Books presents read­ings by David Nutt, Cheryl Quimba, and Joe Hall. All three are now Ithaca, NY based writ­ers who for­merly lived in Buf­falo. Nutt will read from his just-re­leased first novel “The Great Amer­i­can Suc­tion” (Tyrant Books, 2019). Quimba, who for­merly worked for Amherst, NY based Prometheus Books, now works at Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity Press. She is the au­thor of the po­etry col­lec­tion “No­body Danc­ing” (Pub­lish­ing Ge­nius, 2015) and the chap­book “Scat­tered Trees Grow in Some Tun­dra” (Sun­ny­out­side Press). Hall re­ceived his PhD in Lit­er­a­ture from UB in 2018, and was a teach­ing fel­low for Just Buf­falo dur­ing his ten­ure in Buf­falo. He is the au­thor of the po­etry col­lec­tion “Some­one’s Utopia” (Black Ocean Press, 2018). Talk­ing Leaves Books, 951 Elm­wood Ave., Buf­falo.

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