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Sept. 24, 2017: Terrance Hayes

“Simultaneously complex and transparent, urgent and composed, How to Be Drawn is a mesmerizing achievement.” –National Book Award Committee   “First you’ll marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then you’ll notice the grace,

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Nov. 5, 2017: Carla Funk

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Donate to the Katonah Poetry Series… and become a member. Katonah Poetry depends upon the support of individuals like you to bring the best voices in contemporary poetry to northern Westchester.

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SHOP LOCAL: Please support our local independent bookstores

The Book Cove, Pawling, NY 22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling, NY 12564 Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT 404 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Booksy Galore, Pound Ridge, NY 67 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 Byrd’s Books, Bethel, CT 126 Greenwood

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March 26, 2017, Kimiko Hahn

“Poetry allows me to explore and express my authentic self—whether the poem concerns childhood or social change or a poisonous plant.” —Kimiko Hahn   “In Brain Fever Kimiko Hahn… touches concrete ground in the realm of neuroscience, and in the world

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May 13, 2017, KPS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Sept. 24, 2017, Terrance Hayes

“First you’ll marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then you’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinking truth-telling just beneath his lines, the open and generous way he takes in our

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September 25, 2016: Kathleen Ossip, 4 pm

Kathleen Ossip has authored three volumes of poetry, a chapbook of poems on movies (Cinephrastics) and The Status Seekers, a verse play. Her debut collection, The Search Engine (Copper Canyon, 2002) was chosen by Derek Walcott to receive the American

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May 22, 2016: Mary Jo Bang, 4 pm

One of the New York Times Book Review‘s Best Poetry Books of 2015 One of Flavorwire‘s Best Independent Press Books of 2015 Featured in Volta‘s “Best Books of 2015” by C.D. Wright One of Entropy‘s Best Poetry Books of 2015 Author of seven poetry

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April 17, 2016: Robert Pinsky, 4 pm

Award-winning poet Robert Pinsky served an unprecedented three terms as United States Poet Laureate and founded The Favorite Poem Project, www.favoritepoem.org. His Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) was published in 2011. His previous books of poetry include Gulf Music

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