Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of First Church in Cambridge. A wrought iron chandelier hangs in the foreground.

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Harvard Square Holiday Poetry Stroll, December 10 through January 1

December 6, 2022

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site announces the third annual Harvard Square Holiday Poetry Stroll in partnership with Mass Poetry and the Harvard Square Business Association. From December 10 to January 1, short works by local poets are on view at outdoor locations around the Square, including at First Church in Cambridge. First Church is pleased to host a poem by our Deacon and First Church Poet-in-Residence Jean Dany Joachim.

Many of this year’s poems were selected in conjunction with Mass Poetry’s The Hard Work of Hope series, which featured “poems from our community that offer moments of reprieve and inspiration in these difficult and confusing times.”

Please enjoy the self-guided outdoor Holiday Poetry Stroll with your friends or loved ones. There is no designated start or end point for this experience. Check out the map for this year’s poems and locations, and the opportunity to create your own poetry.

illustration by Grace Coffey (NPS)