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Blacksmith House Poetry Series

All readings take place on Mondays at 8pm in the Spiegel Auditorium at 56 Brattle St., Cambridge. $3 Admission.




Winter-Early Spring Schedule:


Please check back for schedule updates in the near future.


February 25


Patrick Donnelly reads from Little-Known Operas, with Anders Carlson-Wee 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 isAppalachians 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


Christian Wiman, author of He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art and Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems, reads with David Baker, whose most recent poetry collection is 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


















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


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.