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Poetry and Literature Calendar for Dec. 4-10

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Inner Ear Poetry Series presents “On Metaphor,” a talk by University at Buffalo professor emeritus Irving Massey. Massey, who taught at UB from 1964-1996, is the author of six books of criticism, including “Find You the Virtue: Ethics, Image, and Desire in Literature” (1987), “The Uncreating Word: Romanticism and the Object” (1971), and most recently, “The Neural Imagination: Aesthetic and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts” (University of Texas Press, 2009). Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St. $3.


Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café hosted by Josh Smith and featuring poets Ben Brindise, Justin Karcher and John Nyman. Brindise, who writes both poetry and fiction, is a teaching artist at Just Buffalo Writing Center. Karcher, an award-winning poet and playwright, is the author of “Tailgating at the Gates of Hell” (Ghost City Press) and editor of Ghost City Review. Nyman is the author of the debut poetry collection, “Players” (Palimpsest Press, 2016). A Toronto native, he is currently completing his doctorate in theory and criticism at Western University in London, Ont. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.


Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m.: Book release party for “Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology” (Belt Publishing) featuring editor Jody K. Biehl and many of the 65 contributors to the anthology. Biehl is a former editor for Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin, and director of the journalism program at the University at Buffalo. Market Arcade, 617 Main St.

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