Monday, April 22
Carl Phillips reads from his most recent poetry collection, Silverchest, with Will Schutt, whose debut poetry collection is Westerly.
Monday, April 29
Catherine Barnett reads from her new poetry collection, The Game of Boxes, with Oni Buchanan, author of the new collection Must a Violence.
Monday, May 6
Joan Wickersham reads from her new story collection, The News from Spain, with Jennifer Haigh, whose new story collection is News from Heaven.
Monday, May 13
Frank Bidart reads from his new poetry collection, Metaphysical Dog.
Monday, June 3
Kay Ryan, United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, will read at The First Parish Church on Monday, June 3 at 6 pm. The reading caps the 40th anniversary of The Blacksmith House Poetry Series. Ryan's recent collections of poetry include The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, The Niagara River, and Say Uncle.
Ryan's awards include the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur "Genius" Award. Ryan was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2006 and was appointed the Library of Congress's sixteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 2008.
We hope you can join us for this special reading, which will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.