- EDWARD HIRSCH, one of brightest stars of American poetry, will do a whirlwind tour of the state this week. Hirsch has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and has received many grants and fellowships, including the Guggenheim and NEA grants. His books include "The Night Parade," "Earthly Measures" and "On Love."On Tuesday, May 26 he will read at 5 p.m. in the Braithwaite Center at Southern Utah University. On Wednesday, May 27, he will discuss "How to Read a Poem" at the King's English Book Shop on 1500 East at 7:30 p.m. He will teach at Weber State University on Thursday, May 28, then give a reading in the Salt Lake City Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, at 7:30 that evening. For more information call Guy Lebeda at 236-7553.

- J. GREGORY KEYES, novelist and authority on American Indian culture, will read from his new book, "Newton's Cannon" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at Media Play, 7170 S. 1000 East. Keyes of the country's leading fantasy authors. Call 568-0220.

- THE CITY ART READING SERIES continues this week with a reading by Maragaret Aho, Will Peterson, Doug Airmet and Sandy Anderson on Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East. There will be an open reading afterward. Phone 277-1510 for details.

- ADELL BREEDEN, self-proclaimed "sugarholic," will discuss the best-seller "Potatoes Not Prozac" at the Barnes & Noble on Fort Union, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Call 565-0086 for details.

- MARY HIGGINS CLARK will sign her new book, "You Belong to Me" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Media Play, 7170 S. 1000 East. Clark is the author of several popular books, including "A Stranger is Watching" and "The Cradle Will Fall."

- DAVID KLINE, Amish author and writer, will read and sign his book "Scratching the Woodchuck" at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at The Waking Owl bookstore. He will also be at the Huckleberry Inn in Midway on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m.