Welcome to 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.


April 17, 2016: Robert Pinsky

9b2a85a15e91f5893c8b8aa6b58f2aa5_f78“For 36 years, Robert Pinsky has been writing his exciting, musical poetry . . . his poems bubble up and dissolve like fireworks, like something written across a stretch of blue sky, seen from the warm sand.” ― LA Times

May 22, 2016: Mary Jo Bang

548_mjban2“As life continues to speed along, the world seems to be an elaborate myth… [Bang] never takes her foot off the accelerator. Gorgeous phrasing and imaginative leaps make the ride worthwhile.” ― Washington Post


Read our KPS Poet Interviews!

Check out 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.



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