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WAKE-UP CALL—Portlander Matthew Dickman is a poet for people who think they don't like poetry—his award-winning debut All-American Poem was energetic, clever (in the good way), and darkly hilarious. His new collection Mayakovsky's Revolver promises more of the same. If you've been sleeping on this guy, wake up already. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

TIME'S UP—Writer/director Rian Johnson has made two phenomenal movies: Brick and The Brothers Bloom. No, make that three phenomenal movies, because his latest—the time-travel flick Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis—is fucking awesome. That's all you need to know. Go. EH
Various theaters, see Movie Times for showtimes