Welcome to the Katonah Poetry Series

For over 45 years, the Katonah Poetry Series has hosted nationally and internationally acclaimed poets in the friendly and intimate setting of Katonah Village Library. Each reading includes an audience Q&A session and is followed by a reception and book signing.  Among the distinguished poets who have appeared over the years are eight Poets Laureate of the United States and fifteen winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States 2001-2003, directed the series for many years and currently acts as an advisor.

2015 Readings

All 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.

March 22: George Bilgere

“Cheeky nephew of Billy Collins, brash blunt brother of Tony Hoagland, George Bilgere writes the poetry of frontal candor about desire, nostalgia, and sweet sad vanity.” —Mark Halliday


April 19: Jorie Graham

“Graham’s great body of work, summarized in “From the New World,” her new career-spanning selected poems, has so much in it, more of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing.”

—New York Times Book Review, 2/27/15




Read our insightful KPS poet interviews!


SHOP LOCAL: Books for KPS poets are available in advance at Little Joe’s Books in Katonah or on site at the Katonah Village Library during each event.



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