Welcome to the Katonah Poetry Series

For over 45 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 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. KPS is a great place to meet other poetry enthusiasts including readers, writers, and students.

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.


November 8, 2015: Jill Bialosky 


“Even sparer than its clean, forthright predecessors, Bialosky’s fifth collection of poems takes cues from the laconic dicta of baseball. “If I say slide, get dirty. / If I say stay, don’t run,” she writes, in “Manhood.” Many poems are written in the first-person plural, with mothers, fathers, and sidelined girls forming wistful choruses on the finitude of summer, the game, and affections. Flashes of dark humor embedded in prim lists call to mind Marianne Moore or James Schuyler…”
—LA Review of Books


Check out KPS photos from our events!

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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