, all are welcome, no time limit, 3 p.m., $3.
BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE, 172 Allen St., 777-6028: Women’s Poetry Jam w/ Open Mike, last Tue. of every month, 7-9 p.m., 8-min. limit, $2 suggested donation.
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 334-6414: Mon.–Da Bowery Improv. Poets, 9 p.m., free admission; Wed.–“Supreme Poets,” poetry & spoken word, 8:30 p.m., $10; Sat.–“Poets4Life,” monthly performance of poetry on the second Saturday of every month, $12, call 696-6455 for more information.
CARING COMMUNITY, 20 Washington Sq. N., 877-7699: Tue.–Poetry writing workshop, sponsored by the Greenwich House Senior Center, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free.
CORNELIA ST. CAFÉ, 29 Cornelia St., 989-9318, www.poetz .com: Fri.–Pink Pony West Reading Series, feat. poet and open mike, 6 p.m., $6, includes free drink.
HOUSING WORKS USED BOOK CAFE, 126 Crosby St., 334-3324: call for information about current readings.