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.

September 25, 2016: Kathleen Ossip

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“It may be the case that Ossip understands the elasticity and capaciousness of contemporary poetry better than anybody…  This is our book.”  —NPR

“Unassuming and masterfully crafted, Ossip’s poetry is sneaky, very often disguising itself as easy and surprising you the moment you let your guard down. … The Do-Over is a kind of elegy to contemporary culture: it critiques modern life while basking in its ever-younger, glitzier rabble.”  —The Paris Review

Just posted: Check out Andy Kuhn’s interview with Kathleen Ossip!


Almost as good as being there… Peek in at KPS photos from our events!

Photo credit: Mike Ricci

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.