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Poetry and Literature Calendar (May 10-May 16)

Tuesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.: “Dylan Thomas: A Centennial Celebration Plus One.” The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo welcomes back its collection of Dylan Thomas manuscripts and artifacts from the National Library of Wales and the Dylan Thomas Centre of Swansea, where they had been on loan during the centenary year of the poet’s birth. The program will include remarks by Michael Basinski, curator of the Poetry Collection, a brief history of the Thomas manuscripts in the UB Libraries by James Maynard, associate curator, and photographs of UB’s participation in the Welsh centennial celebrations by Lauren Newkirk Maynard, editor in University Communications. UB Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall, UB North Campus.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Earth’s Daughters Gray Hair Series reading featuring poets Jorge Guitart and David Landrey (with Dan Kolb on guitar, accompanying Landrey). Guitart, who is professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures at UB, is the author of “The Empress of Frozen Custard and Ninety-Nine Other Poems” (BlazeVOX, 2009), “Foreigner’s Notebook” (Shuffaloff Press, 1993) and “Film Blanc” (Meow Press, 1996). Landrey is Professor Emeritus of Literature at State University College at Buffalo. He is the author of “Consciousness Suite” (Spuyten Duyvil Books, 2009) and “Intermezzi to Divorce Poems.” Hallwalls Cinema, Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street). $5.

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: Slam Poetry Contest with a Theme: Fair Housing, Anti-Discrimination, and Equal Rights For All featuring the Pure Ink Poetry ensemble with master of ceremonies Brandon Williamson. Sponsored by the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership. The Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Wordflight at Red Doors Series reading featuring poets Jane Adam and Jane Sadowsky. Additional read slots available. Stowell Lounge, Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave. $4.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Spring Fling of Poetry, Music, Food and Friends, with poet Perry Nicholas and singer/songwriter Maria Sebastian. 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts (Elmwood near Bird Avenue). $5.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Center Studio Series reading featuring award-winning poet, essayist, editor and literary scholar Rachel Blau Duplessis. She is best-known for her long poem “Drafts,” which she began in 1986 and published the final installment of in 2012, as well as her critical studies about gender and poetics, including “Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers” (1985), “The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice” (1990), and “Blue Studios: Poetry and its Cultural Work” (2006). Just Buffalo Writing Center, 468 Washington St. (second floor).