On Friday, January 25, WordSpace presents three poets with Dallas roots and national russell swensenreputations — Rauan Klassnik, Farid Matuk, and Russell Swensen. Read about these poets on the events page of the WordSpace website.

The reading begins at 8 PM at the Oak Cliff location of Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis Street. If you have just begun to explore Oak Cliff and know only the Bishop Arts District, this gives you a chance to drive a few blocks west for another version of the burgeoning Oak Cliff experience.

Lucky Dog Books is the new — or by now, the newish — incarnation of Paperbacks Plus. luckydogThey have been a long time supporter of WordSpace while at their now closed Lakewood location. Spend some time shopping their selection of used books in their new digs before the reading.

While enjoying the same parking space you found for the bookstore, you can wander across Davis Street, looking both ways before crossing, for a snack or dinner at Bolsa Mercado, the casual offshoot — with food by the same chefs — from the restaurant a few blocks to the east. Bolsa Mercado serves  as both a market and an excellent “to go” option for local cliff dwellers. But they have snack, wine, and dinner options you can enjoy on the bolsa mercadospot .

Make it an Oak Cliff evening with food, wine, shopping, and poetry.

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