ABC NO RIO, 156 Rivington St., 638-7039: Sun.Weekly poetry/spoken word readings, all are welcome, no time limit, 3 p.m., $3.
BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE, 172 Allen St., 777-6028: Womens 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.
Greenwich Street Theater, 547 Greenwich St., 212-714-7628: New plays reading series: May 19-Breakfast in the Evil Empire, by Peter Morris, 7:30 p.m., free.
HOUSING WORKS USED BOOK CAFE, 126 Crosby St., 334-3324: call for information about current readings.
NEO NEO THEATER COMPANY, 1 E. 28th St., 212-591-0600: SunNeoNeo Sundays, monthly reading series held last sunday of the month, free admission, 8 p.m.
PARTNERS & CRIME, 44 Greenwich Ave., 212-243-0440: call for current readings.
THE PEN & BRUSH, INC., 16 E. Tenth St., 475-3669: call for current readings & workshops.
The pink pony, 176 Ludlow St., 212-253-1922: various reading monthly, call for information.
THE POETRY PROJECT, 131 E. 10th St., 674-0910: call for reading information.
POETS HOUSE, 72 Spring St., 2nd fl., 212-431-7920: call for current readings & schedules.
RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.Open Stage, 6:30 p.m., free.
SUFI BOOKS, 227 W. Broadway, 334-5212: Call for information about reading events.
13 BAR LOUNGE, 35 E. 13th St., 662-5560: Mon.A Little Bit Louder, weekly poetry readings/slam, 7 p.m.
ZINC BAR, 90 W. Houston St., 533-9317: Sun.Reading Series, 7 p.m., suggested donation $3.