Making poetry accessible to a wide audience has always been a part of The Boutelle-Day Poetry Center’s mission. In addition to special initiatives and facilitating poetry-related collaborations on campus, we regularly offer blocks of reserve seats at our readings to local schools and community groups. We donate a book by each visiting poet to the Northampton High School library, and we offer Smith students assistance with their annual poetry slam. We have collaborated on programming with The Emily Dickinson Museum, Northampton Arts Council, Sustainable Step New England and others.
Poetry Center Events
On the Radar
This spring, as a campus, we’ll be taking Emily Post’s rules of etiquette and transforming them into something new. A common reassemble reenvisions the words and ideas of iconic works. Learn more about this exciting poetry project across campus!
Support our Local Bookstore!
Most books written, translated or edited by our series readers can be found online at Northampton’s Broadside Books.
Interview With Director Matt Donovan
If it’s been a while since you’ve come by The Poetry Center to see what we’ve been up to, here is a fantastic interview with our director Matt Donovan in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly.