Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.: Poetry reading to celebrate the release of four new chapbooks by PressBoard Press, featuring the authors Edric Mesmer, Patrick Riedy, Kayla Rizzo and Letson Williams. Statler City Lobby Bar, 107 Delaware Ave.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents a reading by poets Sinead Tyrone, Trudy Stern and Eddie Gomez. ZGM Fine Arts Studio, 1045 Elmwood Ave.
Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Empire State College Poetry Series reading featuring Lynn Ciesielski, author of “I Speak in Tongues” (Foothills Publishing). Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Mall, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing by poet Lisa Wiley, author of “Chamber Music” (Finishing Line Press), a collection of villanelles. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents: A Queer-centric Reading featuring poets Gary Andrews, Marek Parker, Amy Upham and the spoken word artist Lovely. In The Loop, 224 Allen St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. to midnight: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents: Wham Bam Thank You Slam III, the third annual installment in Buffalo’s only performance art event to combine burlesque and slam poetry. The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Book talk and book signing with American University-Washington College of Law professor Alex Wohl, author of “Father, Son, and Constitution,” a book about former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, his son, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and their influence on American law and politics. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents: “Broken,” a one person reading/performance featuring Buffalo poet and activist Marek Parker chronicling his recent heart attack, surgery and recovery. El Museo, 91 Allen St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Buffalo Infringement Festival presents: Poet Trudy Stern and friends from her former Tru-Teas Reading Series, featuring Kathleen Betsko-Yale, Ed Taylor, Terez Peipins and Josh Smith. Indigo Art Gallery, 74 Allen St.
Saturday, 5 to 8:30 P.M.: Silo City Reading Series presents poets Judith Goldman, Joey Yearous-Algozin and Joshua Ware, with music by the Winter Coats, and visual art by Sugar City’s Bobby Griffiths and Dylan England. Goldman is an assistant professor of English at the University at Buffalo and teaches in the UB Poetics Program. Her books include “l.b.; or, catenaries” (Krupskaya Press, 2011), “The Dispossessions” [chapbook] (Atticus Finch 2009), ”DeathStar/Rico-chet” (O Books, 2006) and “Vocoder” (Roof 2001). Yearous-Algozin, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the UB Poetics Program, is the author of “The Lazarus Project: Alien Vs. Predator” (Troll Thread Press). Ware lives in Lincoln, Neb., where he teaches writing and is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska. His first book, “Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley,” won the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize and was published in 2011. The Perot Grain Elevator (follow posted signage), Silo City, 92 Childs St.