Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series celebrates 40 years of bringing 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."
Readings take place at 56 Brattle Street unless otherwise noted.
8:00 pm | $3
Tickets may be purchased 45 minutes prior to the reading.
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Henri Cole, whose latest collection is Touch, reads with Rowan Ricardo Phillips, whose debut collection is The Ground.
Emerging Writers: New Voices: Lisa Hiton, Danielle Jones-Pruett and Calvin Olsen
Bob Hicok reads from his new collection, Elegy Owed, with Ciaran Berry, whose latest poetry collection is The Dead Zoo.
W.S. Di Piero reads from his new poetry collection, TOMBO, with Jeffrey Harrison, whose latest book is Into Daylight.
Jean Valentine reads from her new poetry collection, Break the Glass, with Jane Mead, whose latest collection is Money Money Money / Water Water Water.
James Arthur reads from his debut poetry collection, Charms Against Lightning with Tung-Hui Hu, whose latest book is Greenhouses, Lighthouses.
Peter Campion reads from his new book, El Dorado, with Tomás Morin, whose first poetry collection is A Larger Country.