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Concord Proved Itself to be
A Super Place for Poetry


Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright
honored our founding with a
stunning benefit reading on Saturday, October 16

Over 150 people showed up. And they were psyched! A third of them came to the reception and book signing that followed.


Franz Wright enjoys his fans. FW Reading03

There was plenty of food and deep talk. FW Reading02


Mission of the Center

The Concord Poetry Center (CPC) seeks to provide activities and services for poets, poetry-lovers, students of poetry and teachers throughout metro-west Boston. Located in the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts Building in the heart of Concord, CPC serves as a community for poets and poetry-lovers as well as a place for poetry courses, workshops, seminars, publication consultations, readings, and performances. CPC serves the many unaffiliated poets in the Greater Boston area who wish to improve their writing skills as well as those who simply want to hear and enjoy poetry with others.


As a resident program within Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, CPC has access to the use of auditoriums and a number of large and small rooms. The Center is easily accessible by commuter rail and car for the many individuals and families who come to Concord for its exceptional historic and artistic attractions.

About Us

The Concord Poetry Center is a self-contained program sponsored by the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts cultural organization and shares its facilities as well as its non-profit status and Board of Directors. More at: Who We Are and History of CPC


The several levels of membership and support are described here A recent membership list and a link to a membership application form are also provided .

Members' Interactive On-Line Community

All members can participate in the Concord Poetry Center on-line forums, which support posts and responses to posts on any number of poetry topics in several forums. There is also a members' chat room permitting immediate response for interactive discussions and debates.


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Home of the Concord Poetry Center and the Emerson Umbrella For The Arts
40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742
Joan Houlihan, Director
Concord Poetry Center

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