The KPS Poet Interviews

KPS 2017/18 Season

Mónica de la Torre: April 8, 2018

Carla Funk: November 5, 2017

Terrance Hayes: September 24, 2017


Like to read more KPS Interviews? Introducing…                                        

How a Poem Can Happen

What makes a poet tick, when they’re making poetry happen? Many fascinating things, as we discover in this book. Psychologist and poet Andrew Kuhn has asked challenging questions of world-class poets, and the poets in turn have rewarded readers with reflective and surprising answers. 

Poet and therapist Andrew Kuhn has been interviewing internationally acclaimed, award-winning KPS poets since 2010, including Billy Collins, Paul Muldoon, Robert Pinsky and Kay Ryan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our poets and support KPS. All profits will support the series. KPS is pleased to co-publish this book in honor of its 50th Anniversary.

How a Poem Can Happen is Available for Purchase Now!

Author Bio: Andrew Kuhn

Author and interviewer Andrew Kuhn is a psychologist and poet. He served on the Executive Committee of the Katonah Poetry Series for six years, and on the Board of Trustees of the Katonah Public Library. His poems have appeared in Common Ground, The Able Muse, Vending Machine Press, qaartsiluni, Chimaera, The Mailer Review, The Satirist and other venues. Before getting his professional degree, Kuhn worked as a journalist. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York.

“Andy Kuhn’s questions become conversations that, one by one, deeply engage and enlighten. With major poets so forthright about their craft, you’ll wish you were in the room… It’s simply a gem of a book.”

–Alexander Neubauer, “Poetry In Person” (Knopf, 2010)

How a Poem Can Happen features the following KPS Poets:

Mary Jo Bang

Ellen Bass

Jill Bialosky

George Bilgere

Daniel Brown

Billy Collins

Carol Ann Davis

Michael Dickman

Jessica Greenbaum

Matthea Harvey

Paul Muldoon

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Dennis Nurkse

Kathleen Ossip

Robert Pinsky

Katha Pollitt

Kay Ryan

David St. John

Alan Shapiro

Christian Wiman

Full individual poet interviews available in the book, or upon special request.