The Katonah Poetry Series Celebrates 50 Years!

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.

March 26, 2017:                                   KPS Welcomes Kimiko Hahn    

President, Poetry Society of America              


Kimiko Hahn has authored nine books of poems, including: 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.

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Come Celebrate 50 Years of Katonah Poetry… LIVE!

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

Poetry Reading with Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Marie Howe and Vijay Seshadri


VIP Cocktail Reception:                                                 Bountiful Bites, Libations, Live Jazz

ADVANCE SALES ONLY!! CLICK HERE for More Information and Ticketing 


Please Help KPS              Make This Book 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 for 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 our joint publishing venture to produce 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 to raise $3,500 to make this book happen.

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


Almost as good as being there…

Peek in at KPS photos from our events!


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.