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Poetry and Literature Calendar for Aug. 21-27

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Series reading featuring poets Alifair Skebe and Claire Nashar. Skebe is the author of the chapbooks “El Agua Es La Sangre De La Tierra: The Water Is the Blood of the Earth” (Finishing Line Press, 2008) and “Love Letters: Les Cartes Postales” (Basilisk Press). She is an English/writing instructor with the SUNY/Albany Educational Opportunities Program. Nashar’s first book of poems, “Lake,” was published by Cordite Books earlier this year. Born in Sydney, Australia, she is currently a doctoral student at the University at Buffalo, where her research centers on experimental poetics and translation studies. A former curator of the Australian Poetry Library, she is now assistant project manager for the Marianne Moore Digital Archive. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St. $3.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Martha Deed and John Marvin, with a musical performance by Verneice Turner. Additional reading slots available. El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, 114 Elmwood Ave. (near Allen Street). $4.

Friday, 7 p.m.: 4th Friday Poetry Series reading guest hosted by Paige Melin and Vincent Cervone, publishers of Steel Bellow, a Buffalo-based literary magazine. Their featured reader for August is Rachelle Toarmino, co-founder and curator of Peach Mag, a new Buffalo-based literary magazine, and author of the visual poetry chapbook “Personal & Generic” (PressBoardPress, 2016). Additional reading slots available. Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $4.

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