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.

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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 & Daniel Grover, 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.

Later Winter - Spring 2020 Schedule

February 24

Jason Tandon reads from The Actual World, with Judith Baumel, whose new collection is Passeggiate.

March 2

John Murillo reads from his new book, Kontemporary American Poetry, with Jacob Strautmann, whose debut collection is The Land of the Dead is Open for Business.

March 16

Katherine Hollander reads from her debut poetry collection, My German Dictionary, with Angela Voras-Hills, whose debut collection is Louder Birds.

March 23

Christian Wiman reads from his new poetry collection, Survival is a Style.

March 30

David Barber reads from his new book, Secret History, with Katherine Coles, whose new collection is Wayward.

April 6

Donna Stonecipher reads from her new poetry collection, Transaction Histories, with Lesle Lewis, whose new book is Rainy Days on the Farm.

April 27

Chard deNiord reads from his new book, In My Unknowing, with Nadia Colburn, author of the poetry collection, The High Shelf.

May 4

Rafael Campo reads from Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems, 1994–2016, with Joan Naviyuk Kane, whose most recent book is Milk Black Carbon.

April 9, 2018
Javier Zamora and Tom Sleigh

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

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