Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series celebrates 40 years of bringing 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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Fanny Howe reads from her new poetry collection, Second Childhood: Early and Late Poems, with Jennifer Tseng, whose new collection is Red Flower, White Flower.
Lucie Brock-Broido reads from her new poetry collection, Stay, Illusion.
Joshua Weiner reads from his latest poetry collection, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, with Peter Shippy, whose new book is A Spell of Songs.
Mark Halliday reads from his new book, Thresherphobe, with Anna Ross, whose debut collection is If a Storm.
Sarah Arvio reads from her new book, night thoughts, with Katie Peterson, whose new books are The Accounts and Permission.
Tanya Larkin reads from her poetry collection, My Scarlet Ways, with Jamaal May, whose debut collection is Hum.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from her new novel, Two-Part Inventions, with Paul Nemser, whose debut poetry collection is Taurus.
Albert Goldbarth reads from his newest book, Everyday People, with Sharon Bryan, whose most recent collection is Sharp Stars.