Mzee Lasana Okpara, an Aframerican poet whose books include Life Sentences: Freeing Black Relationships and After H(ours) reading from his works in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Jack Foley, Bay Area performance poet, radio host and critic reading from O Powerful Western Star and other works in Bemis Dining Hall at Colorado College. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Poetry Slams sponsored by the UCCS Campus Literary Arts Society at the Utopia Caf, 116 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. $1 admission goes towards the cash prize. Wed., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.