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Past events

May 13, 2017: 50th Anniversary

Our all-star panel of poets read from their own poems and additional poems by their favorite KPS poets. They also discussed poetry over the past half-century and provided insights into the writer’s life. Billy Collins (2-term US Poet Laureate and best-selling poet) Mark Doty (National Book

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Nov. 20, 2016: Paul Muldoon, 4pm

KPS welcomes “this master of the trickster elements within language” KPS welcomes Irish poet Paul Muldoon, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Moy Sand and Gravel, (which also won the International Griffin Poetry Prize) and poetry editor for the New

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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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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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September 27, 2015: Jessica Greenbaum & Daniel Brown, 4:00 p.m.

Jessica Greenbaum Jessica Greenbaum is the author of The Two Yvonnes and Inventing Difficulty, winner of the Gerald Cable Prize. As a social worker she initiated poetry workshops for 9/11 first responders. Her work has been published in the New Yorker,

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November 8, 2015: Jill Bialosky, 4 p.m.

Jill Bialosky will read on November 8th from her latest poetry collection The Players (Knopf, 2015). From the physical world of the baseball diamond to the emotional center field of caring for an aging mother and a maturing son, Bialosky handles

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April 19, 2015, 4 p.m. Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham will read from her 2015 collection From the New World: Poems: 1976-2014 (Ecco Press, February, 2015), one of the year’s most-anticipated books of poetry.  A major voice and innovator in American poetry, Graham has authored thirteen

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March 22, 2015, 4 p.m. George Bilgere

George Bilgere’s poetry is truly “a breath of fresh, American air,” as noted by Billy Collins. The author of six collections, Bilgere is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and grants from the NEA, the Fulbright Commission and the Witter

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