In the last few years, Seattle's poetry scene has matured into something wonderful. We seem to have cornered the market on smart poets who aren't afraid to be accessible. Tonight, Kary Wayson (her Anne Sexton–tinged American Husband was the second-best local poetry collection to come out last year) reads with other sharp poets, including Rebecca Hoogs and Ed Skoog (whose Mister Skylight was the best local poetry collection of last year). Refreshingly, they're not promoting anything; they're just hanging out, being awesome. (Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, 7 pm, free)