The Academy of American Poets returns this summer with “Poetry from the Rooftops,” which offers a lofty platform for poets to read their works to the public.

Through September, audiences can expect a monthly reading session from three poets at each event, and all poets will be presenting their own poems.

“We invite these poets as we really like their work and we feel that by bringing them together, we can offer the audience a real variety of different aesthetics,” says Tree Swenson, the executive director of the Academy.

Teaming up with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, this outdoor reading series is held on the rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park. For the next session on Aug. 18, poets Cedar Sigo, Rosanna Warren and Dara Wier will be reading from their selected works.

The poems they present will reflect and explore the many aspects of life in general; perfect for locals and tourists alike. “These poems are simple and real, and the audience will be able to appreciate them, whether they are Americans or tourists from other countries,”?says Swenson. “That is the thing about a poetry reading — it serves to delight and give pleasure to everyone.”

If you go

Poetry from the Rooftops

Aug. 18, Sept. 15

6:30 p.m.

The Arsenal Building

64th Street at Fifth Avenue

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