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Academy of American Poets NYC Summer Poetry Series

By Harriet Staff


If you’re in NYC this sweltering summer and can bear to temporarily venture outside of air conditioning, the Academy of American Poets will make it worth your while. The Academy is continuing its free annual summer poetry readings with a varied lineup of award-winning poets sharing their work at historic New York City locales—from the High Line to The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Here’s the lineup and schedule:

July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Yusef Komunyakaa, Matt Rasmussen & Evie Shockley

High Line Amphitheater

August 13, 6:30 p.m.

Eduardo C. Corral, Matthea Harvey & Jennifer Militello

New York Public Library

September 10, 6:30 p.m.

Stephen Burt, Michael Cirelli & Amy Lawless

New York Public Library

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information and for poet biographies.