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The Poetry Center

A group of students studying poetry

Founded in 1997, The Poetry Center’s core mission is to bring poets of national and international stature to campus to inspire students and the Smith community. All events are free and open to the public.

Current Season

We are sorry to announce that all of our Spring 2020 readings have been canceled. Please reach out to us at 413-585-4891 or with any questions.—Matt Donovan

Keep In Touch

Sign up for our weekly email reminders about poetry events at Smith College and in the community. To submit poetry-related community events for our weekly blast, please send an email to


Support Our Programming

Every gift helps, whether to fund a visit by a far-flung poet or to support our outreach activities, video and library collection or student staff. Donate online or make checks payable to Smith College and mail to the Smith College Poetry Center, c/o Gift Accounting, Stoddard Annex, 23 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063. Thank you for your generous support!



The Poetry Center
Wright Hall 102
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-4891
Fax: 413-585-3339

Director: Matt Donovan
Administrative Assistant: 
Jennifer Blackburn