Exchange Rate — Poetry reading with Chris Piuma, Damian Rogers and Barbara Cole, sponsored by UB Poetics program, 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; Free. 885-9535
Somat(ic) Poetry Reading and talk with CA Conrad, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; Free. 885-9535
E.R. Baxter III — A book signing and reading from his new book, Niagara = Digressions, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., Lewiston; Free.
Simmer and Blaze — Just Buffalo Literary sponsored poetry reading with Geoffrey Gatza and Jae Newman, 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. www.justbuffalo.org