B.C. Book and Magazine Week is the happening of the week; come poke the authors and throw them table scraps-it's fun to tease creatures in captivity! Or witness these strange beasts' wild cousins by joining Michael V. Smith and Billeh Nickerson for the duo's annual Literary Tour next Thursday (April 27). Wander the salt licks and mud baths of Main Street for a glimpse of these shaggy brutes in their natural habitat. For hunting quotas and endangered-species lists, visit www.bcbookandmagazineweek.com/. For the fearless bwana, consider a safari into the territory of a truly at-risk critter: the modern poet. Smith joins such exotic animals as Elizabeth Bachinsky and Jennica Harper for a display of mating rituals in celebration of new work and National Poetry Month. Mosey on down to the UBC Bookstore Robson Square (800 Robson Street) at 7 tonight (April 20). Remember: wear your safety vest.