Monday, 7 p.m.: Wordflight Series reading by poets Pamela Plummer and Paula Wachowiak. Crane Library, 633 Elmwood Ave.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Reading by poet Jerome Joseph Gentes. UB Green Library, 220 Winspear Ave.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Write Thing Series reading by poet Christopher Schmidt. The Library at Huber Hall, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.
Friday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Program reading by Erica Hunt. Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Ave.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: Monsters of Verse/Breathing Room reading featuring Tom Waters. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Exhibit X Series Fiction reading: Alabama Boys and the Apocalypse featuring Allen Shelton and Charles McNair. Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave.
Oct. 28, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics program reading featuring British poet Alan Halsey. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m.: Babel Series reading by Michael Ondaatje, winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize for "The English Patient." Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. (Sold out.)
Oct. 30, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics program reading featuring British poet Geraldine Monk, Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave.
Poem submissions: The poems printed in the Spotlight section of The Buffalo News are selected by R.D. Pohl. Poetry submissions should be sent to him at: R.D. Pohl, P.O. Box 641, Buffalo, N.Y. 14225. All poems must include author's name, address and Social Security number. Inquiries about the poetry page can be e-mailed to Rdpohl1@aol.com. Poems will not be accepted through e-mail.