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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Late Winter - Spring 2018 Schedule

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

February 26: New Voices/Emerging Writers | Tickets
Laura Marris, Catherine Stearns, and Robert Sykora

March 5 | Tickets
Matt Miller reads from his new book, The Wounded for the Water, with Mario Chard, whose debut poetry collection is Land of Fire.

March 19 | Tickets
Joan Houlihan reads from her new book, Shadow-feast, with Wyn Cooper, whose latest collection is Mars Poetica.

April 2 | Tickets
Gabrielle Calvocoressi reads from Rocket Fantasticwith Gabriel Fried, author of The Children Are Reading.

April 9 | Tickets
Tom Sleigh reads from his new poetry collection, House of Fact, House of Ruin, with Javier Zamora, whose debut collection is Unaccompanied.
Click here to view this reading, courtesy of CCTV.

April 23 | Tickets
Robin Becker reads from The Black Bear Inside Me, with Erica Funkhouser, whose latest collection is Post & Rail.

April 30 | Tickets
Tarfia Faizullah reads from her new book, Registers of Illuminated Villages, with Jana Prikryl, author of The After Party.

May 7 | Tickets
Olga Broumas reads from her new collection, Jamais Vue, with Laura Quinney, author of New Ghosts.

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.