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Poetry and Literature Calendar for week of April 17-23

SUNDAY, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Series reading featuring poets David Lewitzky and Irene Sipos. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St. $3.

SUNDAY, 3 p.m.: 17th annual Williamsville Poetry, Music, Art and Dance Celebration featuring poet Richard Jones. Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, Amherst.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Book talk: Cristanne Miller on Emily Dickinson. A leading scholar on the works of Dickinson, Miller is a SUNY distinguished professor and Edward H. Butler professor of literature at the University at Buffalo. She has compiled a major new edition of Dickinson’s verse, “Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them” (Belknap Press) that foregrounds the copies of poems that Dickinson retained for herself during her lifetime, in the form she retained them, including alternate words and phrases Dickinson wrote on copies of some of the poems. It is the only edition of Dickinson’s complete poems to distinguish in easy visual form the approximately 1,100 poems she took pains to preserve for posterity from the poems she kept in rougher form or apparently did not retain. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: ECC Spring Poetry Reading with John Dorsey, Nathanael William Stolte and student poets. Erie Community College, South Campus Library, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Ghost Dance, a reading with music inspired by the Plains Indians’ ritual dance to purge the influence of the European invasion. Readers will present poems that address current horrors that they would like to purge. Featured readers include Helen Ruggieri, Jean Taylor, Andrew Maurino, Rich Olson, Robert Taylor, Pat Hulsman, Fred Whitehead and David Landrey. Dan Kolb will accompany the readers on guitar. Research and Information Commons, Room 101, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Screening Room Series reading featuring award-winning poet, playwright and fiction writer Gary Earl Ross and poet Randy Rumley. Additional reading slots available. The Screening Room Cinema Café, Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $2.

Thursday, 8 p.m.: BABEL Series Lecture by and discussion with Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård, the award-winning, international literary sensation best known for his six volume, hyper-realistic memoir “My Struggle,” an epic that has redefined the art of autobiography or “life writing” for the 21st century. Don Bartlett’s English language translation of “My Struggle: Book Five” is slated for release in the United States by Archipelago Books on Tuesday. Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. $35.

Friday, 7 p.m.: 4th Friday Poetry Series reading featuring poet Sandy McPherson Carrubba Geary. Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.

Saturday, 7:30 P.M.: Not the Right Fit, a Buffalo Art Dispensary Project interactive art event featuring “the awkward overlappings of readings by authors without books and music by musicians without albums.” Featured readers include Seth Cosimini, Robin Lee Jordan, Michael Shou-Yung Shum and Jaclyn Watterson. Among the musicians and bands performing are Transfer in Jamaica, Dog Model, Lalalangue and (B)uffalo (A)rt (D)ispenser. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St.