Sincere thanks to all who attended our event, Fifty Years of Katonah Poetry

Vijay Seshadri, Marie Howe, Mark Doty, and Billy Collins, May 13, 2017


Buy our book!                                          How a Poem Can Happen

By Andy Kuhn, with a Foreword by Billy Collins

Available for Purchase Now!

Introducing: How a Poem Can Happen. Poet and therapist Andrew Kuhn has been interviewing KPS poets for over six years, yielding 21 extraordinary poet interviews. The interviews include three US Poets Laureate (Billy Collins, Robert Pinsky, and Kay Ryan) and two Pulitzer Prize Winners (Paul Muldoon and Kay Ryan), as well as other internationally acclaimed poets who have read for the series. 

This is a great way to learn more about our poets and support KPS. All profits will support the series.

“[Kuhn] challenges his subjects, but from a place of deep sympathy and evident knowledge of what poets do, and the artistic choices they face.” –Billy Collins


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.