Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."
Readings take place at 56 Brattle Street unless otherwise noted.
8:00 pm | $3
Tickets may be purchased 45 minutes prior to the reading.
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We will then be sure to invite you to all poetry programs, and share early notice of any new offerings. If you do not have e–mail or access to a computer, call us or stop by the Registration Office — we will add you to the list of people who will receive notification by regular mail.
Monday, October 6
Nick Flynn reads from his forthcoming book of poetry, My Feelings.
Monday, October 20
Peter Cole reads from his new poetry collection, The Invention of Influence, with Karina Borowicz, whose newest collection is Proof.
Monday, October 27
Cammy Thomas reads from her new book of poems, Inscriptions, with Mary Pinard, whose debut collection is Portal.
Monday, November 3
Suzanne Berne reads from her new novel, The Dogs of Littlefield, with Hester Kaplan, whose latest story collection is Unravished.
Monday, November 17
Maureen McLane reads from her latest poetry collection, This Blue, with David Roderick, whose new book is The Americans.
Monday, December 1
A tribute to Bill Knott, with David Rivard, Jonathan Aaron, Tom Lux, Gail Mazur, John Skoyles, Peter Shippy, and Andrea Cohen.
Monday, December 8
Carole Oles reads from her new book, A Selected History of Her Heart, with Ani Gjika, whose debut poetry collection is Bread on Running Waters.