To celebrate the launch of his new chapbook, Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems, Rich Smith is promising “chocolate and champagne” at the fabulous Vermillion. Plus Stranger contributor Sarah Galvin will read her almost impossibly funny poems, and Willie Fitzgerald—of the Stranger Genius Award–nominated APRIL book festival—will read a story. What else do you need to know? Would it help if I told you that Smith is a very good poet, too? He tends to write about lust and booze and dresses. There will be all three at this event. (Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave,, 7 pm, free)

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