I got to hear Allison Joseph read last week, and she was incredibly entertaining. I bought a couple of her books and have read Mercurial. Allison is very funny but not glib or trivial. The book is short (35 pages), making it a wonderful break from whatever you're having to do today. Buy here.
From "Different Dozens"
Your mama's so mystical / she can sit by the right hand of God / and not get dizzy. Your mama's // so spiritual Pope be calling her / for advice, queries left via / official papal voice mail.
From "Ode to a Red Dress"
Forget little black anything. / A woman in a black dress / is mourning, no matter where / she goes in sky-high heels / or sweet sashay. // A woman in a red dress / is lighting her skin from / within, sending radiance, / diligence--fingertips / sleek over a slide of curves.