Welcome to the Katonah Poetry Series

For over 45 years, the Katonah Poetry Series has hosted nationally and internationally acclaimed poets in the friendly and intimate setting of Katonah Village Library. Each reading includes an audience Q&A session and is followed by a reception and book signing.  Among the distinguished poets who have appeared over the years are 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.

Fall 2015 Readings

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.

Brown_DanSeptember 27: Jessica Greenbaum & Daniel Brown

“Greenbaum daringly floats her subjects over one another, and with this stylistic risk conveys a vision of the self that is at once coherent and essentially implicated in everything it is not.”
—LA Review of Books

“If not as jocular as Ogden Nash, [Brown] is as genuinely wise. This is what life, he seems to say, is about, serious and frivolous. Let’s not miss it. ”



November 8: Jill Bialosky jillbialosky-medium

“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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