The Katonah Poetry Series

For nearly 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 and sixteen 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. 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.

March 26, 2017: Kimiko Hahn               

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Kimiko Hahn has authored nine books of poems, including the recent collections: Brain Fever (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Toxic Flora (2010), which both take their cues from science. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Voelcker Award, the Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, as well as fellowships from the NEA.  She has taught at New York University, and is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, The City University of New York. Kimiko Hahn was born in Mt. Kisco, grew up in Pleasantville and currently resides in NYC. She is currently President of the Poetry Society of America.


Almost as good as being there… Peek in at KPS photos from our events!

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

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.