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This summer, the Academy of American Poets will continue its tradition of free summer poetry readings with a diverse lineup of award-winning poets sharing their work at
historic New York City locales--from the reinvented rails of the High Line to The New York Public Library's iconic landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.


*High Line Amphitheater (enter at 16th Street)


August 13, 6:30 p.m. 

Eduardo C. Corral, Matthea Harvey & Jennifer Militello

*New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum


September 10, 6:30 p.m.

Stephen Burt, Michael Cirelli & Amy Lawless

*New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum 

We are excited to share that at this year's Poets Forum, to be held in New York City on October 24-26, the Academy's Chancellors, some of the leading poets of our day, will be exploring the following poetry topics: 


The Art of Teaching Poetry

Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye


The Breadth of the Long Poem

Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett & Anne Waldman


Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics

Jane Hirshfield, Arthur Sze & C.D. Wright


Form: Inspiration and Experimentation

Marilyn Hacker, Marilyn Nelson & Claudia Rankine

American Poets Abroad

Victor Hernández Cruz, Marilyn Hacker, Edward Hirsch & Arthur Sze


June 2013

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