Winter 2019 Schedule

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


Eventbrite - Blacksmith House Poetry Series


February 25
Patrick Donnelly reads from Little-Known Operas, with Anders Carlson-Wee reads from his debut collection, The Low Passions.

March 4
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.


Please check back for schedule updates in the near future.


About the 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. 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."

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

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Blacksmith House Poetry Series from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

On April 9, 2018, the series hosted poets Javier Zamora and Tom Sleigh. The event took place at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, was filmed by CCTV's Rock Louis, and was edited by Jocelyn Ramirez.


Blacksmith House Poetry Series is funded in part by private donors, and is supported by the Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We endlessly appreciate our donors' support of the Cambridge Center and local cultural programming.