Jane Glazer & Annie Callan
It's national poetry month and the readings are pouring in. Looking Glass presents several this month, kicking off tonight with the gently political Glazer and the Irish, McTarnahan's-swilling Callan. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7:00, free

Poetry In Motion
You're not escaping poetry this month no matter how hard you try. Portland Literary Arts is sticking new cards with poems by Karen Braucher, Floyd Skloot, and more in hundreds of buses and light rail cars. Some of the featured poets read tonight to commemorate the unsolicited verse saturation. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Megan Snyder Camp, Meredith Cole, Jessica Johnson
Looking Glass continues its readings for National Poetry Month with these three hot, young poets. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7 pm, free

Dame Darcy
Actor, performance artist, and comic book artist Darcy reads and discusses her new graphic novel, Frightful Fairytales. There will be enchanting damsels, charming lads, and vicious wolves for all. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm, free


Chellie Kew
Kew presents her book African Journal, a photographic chronicle of the battle she and her husband endured in South Africa against the country's horrific AIDS infestation. African music and dancing will also be on hand. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7 pm, free


Lono Waiwaiole
Not sure how many Hawaiian crime novelists there are, but I have a hunch it's not very many. Portland school teacher and basketball coach Waiwaiole reads from Wiley's Lament, his debut noir thriller. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, free

A Fierce Brightness: 25 Years of Women's Poetry
Poetry, poetry poetry! It just keeps coming! Judith Arcana, Jane Bailey, Jane Glazer, Donna Henderson, and more fabulous poetical ladies will read from the works they've published in this CALYX Press anthology. Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 988-5234, 7 pm, free

Sonia Sanchez
The influential black poet, playwright, and political activist sounds off. Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7755, 7:30 pm, free


No Bone Unturned
From poems to bones. See My What a Busy Week, page 23. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

Word: A Queer Open Mic
The queer community shares its writings. Discounts for fashion excess, and a post-reading butt-bumpin' dance party with DJ Puppet and friends. Queer to the Bone, at the Cobalt Lounge, 32 NW 3rd, 225-1003, 10 pm, $3.99

Dr. Richard Wiseman
Wiseman's new book, The Luck Factor doesn't promise to help you change your luck if you're naturally an unlucky person; it just helps you live with your unluckiness. Refreshing. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7:30, free