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; Aug. 7-Open mic with Johnny O, 9:30 p.m., $5.
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.
Housing works used book cafe, 126 Crosby Street, 212-334-3324: Call for information about free readings where donated books are encouraged as admission.
THE PEN & BRUSH, INC., 16 E. Tenth St., 475-3669: Call for current readings & workshops.