New York Press fledgling & author of What's Not to Love: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer reads at Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
Author reads from New York at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave. (27th St.), rsvp 563-4474; 7, free.
"Real Astrology" columnist reads from new novel The Televisionary Oracle; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
Reads exerts from Circling the Drain, collection of shorts; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
GRANTA GREATS READING SERIES
Monthly reading feat. writers from Granta Magazine. Today, Tom Drury reads from Hunts in Dreams; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 998-1197; 7, free.
Author of more than 20 books incl. Ashes & What Work Is reads at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
PAUL SKIFF, KID LUCKY
Spoken word combined with beats & vocals at the Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 222-3532; 8, $5.
VAMPS, VIXENS, VIRGINS & VISIONARIES
Dramatic sketches based on "good & bad girls of the Bible" w/writer Maria Cabrera; Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Ave. (betw. 83rd & 84th Sts.), 517-7292; 7, free [repeats 6/1].
AN AMERICAN ALBUM: 150 YEARS OF HARPER'S MAGAZINE
Contributors read selections at New School, Tishman Aud., 66 W. 12th St., (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5488, res. req.; 7, $5.
Author of Shakespeare on Love signs copies of new book at Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 674-1616; 6:30, free.
Michael Klein hosts night of new lesbian & gay literature feat. Stephen Greco & A.M. Homes; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 532-1546; 8, $5.
MERCY, MERCY ME
Elena Georgiou reads from new icon-themed book of poems w/Eileen Myles, author of Maxfield Parish/Early & New Poems & Melinda Goodman of Middle Sister; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
THE RIVERSIDE POETRY GROUP
Fifth annual reading at Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 870-1810; 6, free.
SELECTED SHORTS CELEBRATES THE 2000 BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
View art & hear shorts read by actors, James Naughton, Lili Taylor & Isaiah Sheffer, in conjunction with Whitney Museum of American Art's 2000 Biennial Exhibition; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-5400; 7, $18-$25.
HEIGHTS OF THE MARVELOUS: A NEW YORK ANTHOLOGY
Contributors Edwin Torres, Maggie Estep, Lee Ranaldo, Sharon Mesmer, Todd Colby, Prageeta Sharma & others read selections from new publication; Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910 or www.poetryproject.com; 10:30, $7, $4 st.
READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY POETRY
Carl Phillips & Susan Wheeler read from latest works as part of a continuing series at Dia Center for the Arts, 542 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Sts.), 989-5566; 7.
Book launching party for millennium issue; Printed Matter, 77 Wooster St. (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 925-0325; 6-8, call for info.
Poetry reading & open mic at Knitting Factory, Knitactive Sound Stage, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3055; 8, $5.
REDSTOCKINGS AT BLUESTOCKINGS
Reading & speakout of radical feminist ideas; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, 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.), (718) 638-7039; 3, contrib.
Poetry readings & open mic; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 7, $5.
Weekly open mic feat. Christina Springer; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 443-9921; 7, $5.
READINGS A GO GO
Host C. Bard Cole reads from upcoming book, Briefly Told Lives in celebration of reading series' first anniversary; IC Guys, 443 E. 6th St. (Ave. A), 979-9291; call for time & price.
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Book release party for Soft Skull Press book Burning Down the House feat. Roger Bonair-Agard, Steve Colman, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Alix Olson, Lynne Procope & musical guests Soma Mestizo; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 979-6677; 7, $5, $3 st.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Anthony Moscini at 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.
Viviana Grell, Frank Robinson & Eman Rimawi host open mic feat. Diego, ICE & Bob Hart at the Music Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 691-5146; 7, $3.
Eileen Myles curates series of readings by Tom Cole, Henry Flesh, Elena Georgiou, Cynthia Nelson, Emanuel Xavier & Suzanne Wise; Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 966-9520; 8, $5.
Book signing for Without Reservations; Rizzoli, 31 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 759-2424; 6, free.
WOMEN'S POETRY JAM
Vittoria Repetto hosts all-female open mic with featured readers Maryellen Cammarosano & Stacy Ann Chin; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7-9, contrib.