Fall 2018 Schedule

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


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October 15
Sophie Cabot Black, reads from The Exchange.

October 22
Dennis Nurkse reads from Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseult, with Daniel Tobin, author of Blood Labors.

October 29
Michael Collier reads from My Bishop and Other Poems, with Elizabeth Spires, whose new book is A Memory of the Future.

November 5
Lee Briccetti, whose latest book is Blue Guide, reads with Danny Lawless, author of the recently released collection, The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With.

November 19
David Gewanter reads from his new book, Fort Necessity, with Susan Eisenberg, author of Stanley’s Girl.

December 3
Emerging Writers/New Voices: Mary Coons, Sam Cha, Jessica Fjeld

December 10
George Kalogeris reads from Guide to Greece, with Greg Delanty, whose most recent book is Selected Delanty.


Winter 2019 Schedule

Please check back for schedule updates in the near future.

February 25
Anders Carlson-Wee reads from his debut collection, The Low Passions.

March 4
Mark Halliday reads from his latest collection, Losers Dream On.

March 18
Catherine Barnett reads from Human Hours.

March 25
Alan Shapiro
, author of Against Translation reads with Katie Peterson, whose new collection is A Piece of Good News.


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 Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We endlessly appreciate our donors' support of the Cambridge Center and local cultural programming.