The Academy of American Poets will kick off its annual Poetry from the Rooftops free summer reading series on June 16th at 6:30pm atop the historic Arsenal Building in New York City’s Central Park. The Academy collaborates with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation each year to provide an intimate escape from the flow of traffic and offer New Yorkers the opportunity to hear a diverse group of contemporary poets read original work and "bare their brains to heaven."
Throughout the year, the Academy of American Poets works to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Poetry from the Rooftops lineup this year includes highly acclaimed poets reading side by side with exciting new talent.
Other event dates: July 14, August 18, September 15