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Buffalo area native Patrick Riedy returns to his hometown as the featured reader at this month’s 4th Friday Poetry Series reading at 7 p.m. May 23. in Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road. Admission is $3, and there will be additional reading slots are available.

Reidy is the co-founder and editor of the chapbook publisher PressBoard Press. He is the author of four chapbooks of poems, including “Philadelphia: A Poetry Play,” which is coming this year from Red Glass Books. A 2012 graduate of the University at Buffalo, where he was a student research assistant at the UB Poetry Collection and interned at the Western New York Book Art Center, Reidy is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English and teaching assistant at Syracuse University.

– R.D. Pohl