The KPS Poet Interviews Book: How a Poem Can Happen


How a Poem Can Happen, Conversations with Twenty-One Extraordinary Poets

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the Katonah Poetry Series and interviewer Andrew Kuhn have co-published the KPS poet interviews from 2010-2016

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.

This is the first major compilation of important poet interviews to come out since the well-received “Poetry In Person” in 2010, edited by Alexander Neubauer. Find out why Neubauer says, “With major poets so forthright about their craft, you’ll wish you were in the room… It’s simply a gem of a book.”

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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.


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.