If you're a fan of contemporary poetry, you can't do better than tonight's reading: Emily Kendal Frey and Patricia Lockwood are at the downtown Powell's, reading from their new collections:

A FEW YEARS BACK, two debut poetry collections made Portland noteworthy to the minds of the nation's literati, though for different reasons. Portland poet Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance won the Norma Farber First Book Award. Then, in 2012, Octopus Books released Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, the first book of poetry by Patricia Lockwood, who has since been named the "Poet Laureate of Twitter" by HTML Giant and become one of the most widely read poets of her generation.

Read our full article about Frey and Lockwood—and don't forget to check out our interview with Lockwood. The last time she was in town, the New York Times wrote about it!