Blacksmith House Poetry Series

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square.

We hold readings at the Blacksmith House at 56 Brattle Street, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."

Andrea Cohen, Director
Ron Spalletta & Sarah Ehrich, Assistants to the Director
Gail Mazur, Founding Director

All readings take place on Mondays at 8pm in the Spiegel Auditorium at 56 Brattle Street. Admission is $3.

Winter - Spring 2019 Schedule

Please check back for schedule updates in the near future.

February 25

Patrick Donnelly reads from Little-Known Operas, with Anders Carlson-Wee who reads from his debut collection, The Low Passions.

March 4 - Still happening as scheduled

Mark Halliday reads from his latest collection, Losers Dream On, with Adrian Blevins, whose latest collection is Appalachians Run Amok.

March 18

Catherine Barnett reads from Human Hours, with January O’Neil, whose new collection is Rewilding.

March 25

Alan Shapiro, author of Against Translation reads with Katie Peterson, whose new collection is A Piece of Good News.

April 1

Bob Hicok, whose latest poetry collection is Hold, reads with Matthew Lippman, author of A Little Gut Magic.

April 22

David Baker reads from his most recent poetry collection, Swift.

April 29

Charles Coe, whose latest book is Memento Mori, reads with Don Bogen, author most recently of Immediate Song.

May 6

Rafael Campo reads from Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems, 1994–2016, with Jessica Greenbaum, whose new book is Spilled and Gone.

April 9, 2018
Javier Zamora and Tom Sleigh

Footage courtesy of CCTV, filmed by Rock Louis and edited by Jocelyn Ramirez.

Blacksmith House Poetry Series is supported by: