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 a question and answer session and is followed by a reception and book signing.  Among the distinguished poets who have appeared over the years are six Poets Laureate of the United States and fourteen 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.

Billy Collins, NYPL Literary Lion                                          

& Two-term US Poet Laureate

Celebrate National Poetry Month              with KPS & Billy Collins on April 27!

April 27, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
The Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts
260 Jay St., Katonah, NY

No other poet since Robert Frost has been able to combine high critical acclaim with such broad appeal. As poet and critic Alice Fulton aptly stated, “Billy Collins puts the ‘fun’ back in ‘profundity.’” Among his many accolades, Billy Collins is: a two-term Poet Laureate of the United States, former New York State Poet Laureate, winner of fellowships from the NEA, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the first winner of Poetry Magazine’s Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry.

KPS is fortunate to claim Billy Collins as our own longtime host and poet adviser. Collins will read from his NY Times best-selling compilation of new and selected poems, “Aimless Love.” Please join us after the reading for a complimentary reception and book-signing.

Read Andy Kuhn’s Interview with Billy Collins: click here.


CLICK HERE to purchase advance tickets to this special fundraising event. (scroll down toward bottom of the page)

General admission: $40
Students $15
Members with valid card $20 

You may also visit the library in person: payment accepted by cash, check or credit card.  Checks should be made out to “Katonah Village Library,” with “Katonah Poetry Series” clearly marked on the Memo line.

We urge you to purchase tickets now as Billy Collins has been known to draw sell-out crowds. Don’t miss this chance to hear the man called “America’s favorite Poet” by The Wall Street Journal.

SHOP LOCAL: “Aimless Love” is available for purchase at Little Joe’s Books in Katonah, directly across from the train station. Special thanks to Little Joe’s Books for co-sponsoring the post-reading reception.




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