JIM BEHRLE, NATHAN KERNAN, FRED MOTEN, NELLY REIFLER
Authors read in collaboration with The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead exhibition; 55 Mercer Gallery, 55 Mercer St., 3rd Fl. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 226-8513; 7:30, free.
DATING SECRETS OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of Kosher Sex discusses new book; Park Ave. Synagogue, 50 E. 87th St. (Madison Ave.), 687-5030; 7:30, free.
Dylan Guy curates open mic & Renascence read by Viviana Grell; Cafe Loon Loon, 162 E. 25th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 982-2458; 6:30, free.
Health fanatic discusses latest book, Gary Null's Ultimate Lifetime Diet; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
Bring a short piece to read, reading honors Martin Luther King Day; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 7, free.
SPOKEN WORD BY WOMEN
Anniversary party with open mic feat. Sister Spit East; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. readers Robert Dunn, Alexandra Portal & Harry Ellison; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
ASIAN AMERICAN WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Sabrina Margarita Alcantara-Tan & Ninotchka Rosca read at 37 St. Marks Pl. (2nd Ave.), 228-6718; 7, $5.
MAX BLAGG, LINDA ST. JOHN
Authors read from Diving for Blondes & Love & Minimum Wage, respectively; Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.), 989-9319; 6:30, $5 incl. 1 drink.
Author discusses & reads from Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center; Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 839-8049; 6, free.
Author Susanna Kaysen joins Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Appears with Kurtis Lamkin as part of Poets House's "Poetry in the Branches" series at the 96th St. Regional Library, 112 E. 96th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 298-0908, res. req.; 6, free [through 1/27].
"The Literary Garage Reading Series" continues with readings by NY fiction writers & poets, incl. Big Mike, Craig Kimble, Echols Campbell & Scott Kravet; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 625-1478; 10, $5.
KING'S UNITED: DRAG KING SPOKEN WORD SHOW
Regina Cabico hosts night; The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 10:30, $7, $4 st./s.c.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
Weekly reading series feat. Sylvia Collins; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922 or www.poetz.com; 7-9, $5.
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
David Leopold hosts open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
OUR UNORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Spoken word every Sunday, hosted by Bob Hart, J.D. Rage, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns & Bruce Weber?no time limit, no list, no features, no b.s.; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 674-3585; 3, $2.
Poetry readings & open mic with feat. reader Lee Vincent; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Weekly readings hosted by Brendan Lorber & Douglas Rothschild, tonight's feat. readers are John Wright & Jim Behrle; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3 contrib.
Author talks about mediation & liberation during discussion of Beyond Power Yoga; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 12:30, free.
Appears as part of the Creative Writing Program reading series at NYU's Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews (Washington Sq. N.), 998-8816; 7, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. reader Peter Chelnick; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Coney Island in Surrealistic Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
WOMAN'S POETRY JAM
Last Tuesday of every month Vittoria Repetto hosts, feat. readers Alise Rosenblatt & Lisa Meyer, followed by open mic; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7-9, contrib.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with feat. readers Jushi & Eve Halpern; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.