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 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.
Award-winning poet Ellen Bass of Santa Cruz, CA, will read from her latest collection, Like a Beggar (2014). The event will also include audience Q&A, reception and book signing. Bass refers to her recent poems as odes and poems of praise. She has also authored The Human Line and Mules of Love, which won the Lambda Literary Award. Her many awards include the Chautauqua Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a California Arts Council fellowship. The poet’s books will be available for purchase at the reading.
SHOP LOCAL: Books for KPS poets are available in advance at Little Joe’s Books in Katonah or at the Katonah Village Library during the event.