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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.


In celebration of our new website launch, we are offering a 20% discount on all of our beautiful Barry Moser broadsides from now until the end of 2019.

Photo of framed broadsides in The Poetry Center

To commemorate the opening of the Poetry Center room in Wright Hall, we initiated a series of fine letterpress broadsides. Barry Moser, distinguished artist and printer to the college, donates his time to this project, designing and creating original engravings. Initial sales (at a discounted price on the date of unveiling) cover the cost of production; subsequent sales support our programming. These are limited edition broadsides, signed by both the author and the artist.

Image of framed poetry broadsides in The Poetry Center

Framed broadsides are available for viewing in The Poetry Center in Wright Hall, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ordering Broadsides

Each broadside below is available for purchase, and quality reproductions of select prints are also available. Unlike the original letterpress broadsides, which may be ordered by mail, the reproductions are for sale at Poetry Center readings for $15 each (or $10 for students with a valid ID). Cash and checks are accepted.

To order a broadside, please contact Jennifer Blackburn to confirm the price and shipping charges. The Poetry Center will mail the broadside upon receipt of payment.

Click photos below to enlarge for a detailed view and pricing information.

Broadsides Gallery

Terrance Hayes's "American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin" $200. Measures 17" x 11".
Jenny George broadside thumbnail, "Notes on Pigs"
Ada Limon broadside thumbnail, "The Year of the Goldfinches"
Sylvia Plath broadside, "Poppies in October"
Robert Pinsky broadside, "Machines"
Ross Gay broadside, "A Small Needful Fact"
Ellen Bass broadside, "For My Daughter on Her Twenty-First Birthday"
Juan Felipe Herrer broadside, "El Árbol"
Mary Ruefle broadside, "From Here to Eternity"
Dean Young broadside, "Changing Genres"
WS Merwin broadside, "Noah's Raven"
Ellen Bryant Voigt broadside, "Practice"
Ellen Doré Watson broadside, "Women for the World"
Annie Boutelle broadside, "Basket of Fruit"
John Ashbery broadside, "Crazy Weather"
Maxine Kumin broadside, "Grace"
Tracy K Smith broadside, "Diego"
Nikky Finney broadside, "Maven"
Mary Oliver broadside, "Violets"
Paul Muldoon broadside, "Wayside Shrines"
Sharon Olds broadside, "April, New Hampshire"
Robert Hass broadside, "The Problem of Describing Trees"
Naomi Shihab Nye broadside, "Cross that Line"
Charles Simic broadside, "Leaves at Night"
Adrienne Rich broadside, "Fox"
Gary Snyder broadside, "Song of the Taste"
Seamus Heaney, "Höfn"
Louise Glück broadside, "First Memory"
Sylvia Plath on Meeting WH Auden


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!