A nice write-up at the Paris Reviewdetails the first in many of this summer's Poetry From The Rooftops reading series, offered by The Academy of American Poets. A brief description, from the Academy's website:

This summer, the Academy of American Poets continues its tradition of summer poetry readings by working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to present Poetry from the Rooftops. This outdoor reading series is held on the newly renovated rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park. Step out of the flow of traffic and hear these poets "bare their brains to heaven".

The write-up, found here, was written in response to the most recent reading, which featured Jennifer Grotz, Lisa Jarnot, and Chris Martin. A sample:

The Academy of American Poets promised youth. “All very hip, young, cool poets,” said the invite for a recent Thursday-night reading on the rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park. And it wasn’t just that night’s reading. “The entire reading series,” the e-mail emphasized, “features hip, cool poets.”

The description mentioned earlier, along with the full lineup, can be found here.


Originally Published: June 28th, 2011