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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

I hope you’ll join us for these readings during our fall 2019 season, which offers a stellar line-up of inspiring poets. As always, we’re incredibly grateful for the generous gifts from our donors that allow us to bring these wonderful writers to the Smith College campus.—Matt Donovan

Featured Events

Featured Event

A Febre de Imagens/The Fever of Images: A Bilingual Poetry Reading with Sérgio Medeiros

  • Poetry Center, 12:15 p.m.

    A bilingual reading and talk with Brazilian poet, translator, and dramaturg, Sérgio Medeiros. This event will complement Medeiros’s participation in the Kahn Liberal Arts Seminar, “Translations”. Free and open to the public.


Kathleen Graber Poetry Reading

  • Campus Center Carroll Room, 7:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public.

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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