KPS Poet Interviews & Book: How a Poem Can Happen

Please Help Us Fund This Fabulous Book of 21 KPS Poet Interviews!

Introducing…                                         How a Poem Can Happen

In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the Katonah Poetry Series is co-publishing a book of KPS poet interviews and we need your help to fund it.

What makes a poet tick, when they’re making poetry happen?

Many fascinating things, as we discover in How a Poem Can Happen: Conversations With 21 Extraordinary Poets. Psychologist, poet and KPS interviewer Andrew Kuhn asked challenging questions of world-class poets—each of whom read for the Katonah Poetry Series—and the poets rewarded readers with their reflective, intriguing, surprising answers.

Now these interviews have been collected in a quality paperback edition with a foreword by poet and two-term US Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Collins and other leading patrons of the arts have come forward with generous matching grants. Please help us make this commemorative volume a reality by backing our fundraising campaign on! 

Your contribution of as little as $25 will provide you with a first edition of How a Poem Can Happen, signed by both Andy Kuhn and Billy Collins! (First 100 backers)

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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.