The Katonah Poetry Series: 50 Years of Powerful Poets

Come Celebrate with Us


Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts



4:00 pm Poetry Reading

6:00 pm VIP Cocktail Reception with…

Billy Collins

Mark Doty

Marie Howe

Vijay Seshadri


Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Marie Howe and Vijay Seshadri

ADVANCE SALES ONLY!! CLICK HERE for Details and Ticketing 



Katonah Village Library to Host a Favorite Poem Project Community Reading, in Honor of KPS 50th  on Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 pm


The KPS Poet Interviews Are Being Published! Please Help Us Make This Book Happen.              

Introducing: How a Poem Can Happen. Poet and therapist Andrew Kuhn has been interviewing KPS poets for over six years, yielding 21 poet interviews. Due to their popularity and many requests to use quotes, they will soon– with your aid– be available in a quality paperback edition titled How a Poem Can Happen. Two-term US Poet Laureate and KPS advisor, Billy Collins, has scribed a forward to this unique collection. 

Please support How a Poem Can Happen on Indiegogo. Several generous KPS patrons have donated matching funds to put this book on the press, but we need your help to make this book happen.

CLICK HERE to visit our book funding site! Thank you.

Check out our tempting “perks” for contributors, including a signed letterpress printed poem by Billy Collins, launch parties, writing workshops and of course, a first copy of the book.


A Series with 50 Years of History 

For 50 years, the Katonah Poetry Series has hosted nationally acclaimed poets in the friendly and intimate setting of Katonah Village Library. Each reading includes an audience Q&A session, wine & cheese reception and book signing.  KPS poets include nine Poets Laureate of the United States, sixteen winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and 11 National Book Award Winners. Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States 2001-2003, directed the series for many years and currently acts as an advisor. KPS is a great place to meet other poetry enthusiasts including readers, writers, and students.

All regular readings take place at 4:00 pm in The Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd. Katonah, NY 10536. 914-232-3508. Payment at the door, no advance reservations needed.

Adults: $10 donation, Students: Free. Doors open for seating at 3:30.


Peek in at KPS photos from our events!


SHOP LOCAL: Please support our local independent bookstores. Books for KPS poets are also available for purchase on site for each event.