Nov. 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Katonah Village Library: Carla Funk
First Poet Laureate of Victoria, Canada
“Her writing is achingly lovely. Her images are unexpected windows to tenderness and terror, and her ear is blessed with perfect pitch.”
(George Sipos, Connections Magazine)
Photo credit: Lance Hasketh
“…Hayes conjoins fluid, often humorous wordplay with references to popular culture both past and present in his subversion of canonical poetic forms.”
Have you enjoyed hearing our poets read? Would you like to learn more about them? 21 KPS poet interviews have been collected into one volume!
Introducing: How a Poem Can Happen
By Andy Kuhn, with a Foreword by Billy Collins
Poet and therapist Andrew Kuhn has been interviewing internationally acclaimed, award-winning KPS poets since 2010, including Billy Collins, Paul Muldoon, Robert Pinsky and Kay Ryan.
This is a fantastic opportunity 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.
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SHOP LOCAL: Please support our local independent bookstores. Books for KPS poets are also available for purchase on site for each event.