KPS Poets, 1967- Present

Throughout its long history, the Katonah Poetry Series has attracted renowned national and international poets. Diverse in background and poetic styles, ages and gender, they all share one thing: poetry that reveals truth. As Billy Collins aptly said, “If you sat on the steps of the Katonah Village Library for the past [48] years without moving, nearly every notable American poet would walk by you.

John Allman 
Cathy Appel
Philip Appleman
Simon Armitage
Mary Jo Bang
Ellen Bass
Michael Benedikt 
George Bilgere
Star Black
Sophie Cabot Black
Judith Bloomingdale
John Malcolm Brinnin
Lucie Brock-Broido
Daniel Brown
Nina Cassian
Siv Cedering 
Nicholas Christopher 
Amy Clampitt 
Billy Collins 
Jim Daniels
Carol Ann Davis
Greg Delanty 
Carl Dennis 
Michael Dickman
Stephen Dobyns 
Mark Doty
Stephen Dunn
Lynn Emanuel 
James T. Farrell
Jane Flanders
Isabella Gardener
Patricia Goedicke 
William Goyen
Jorie Graham
Jessica Greenbaum
Arthur Gregor
Eamon Grennan
Rachel Hadas 
Mark Halliday 
Barbara Harr
Matthea Harvey
Tom Healy
William Heyen
Bob Hicok 
Edward Hirsch 
Tony Hoagland 
John Hollander 
Richard Howard 
Marie Howe 
Barbara Howes
David Ignatow
Colette Inez
Erica Jong
Ilya Kaminski
Kate Knapp Johnson
Donald Justice
Katherine Kane
X.J. Kennedy
Galway Kinnell
Carolyn Kizer
Stanley Kunitz
Dorianne Laux
Naomi Lazard
Li-Young Lee
David Lehman
Philip Levine
John Logan
Thomas Lux
Anne Marie Macari
Cynthia Macdonald
Clarence Major
Charles Martin
Donna Masini
William Matthews
William Maxwell
Jerome Mazzaro
Samuel Menashe
William Meredith
James Merrill
Susan Mitchell
Honor Moore
Frederick Morgan
Hilda Morley
Howard Moss
Carol Muske-Dukes
Joan Murray
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Alexander Neubauer
D. Nurkse 
Joyce Carol Oates
Sharon Olds
Molly Peacock
Stephen Philbrick
Robert Philips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Robert Pinsky
Stanley Plumly
Katha Pollitt
Marie Ponsot 
A. Poulin, Jr.
Lawrence Raab 
Christina Rainsford
Jennifer Readan
Victoria Redel
Adrienne Rich
Frances Richey 
Robin Robertson 
J. Ailyn Rosser
Muriel Rukeyser 
Kay Ryan 
Grace Schulman 
Elaine Sexton 
Alan Shapiro 
Harvey Shapiro 
Judith Johnson Sherwin
Vijay Seshadri 
Jason Shinder 
Louis Simpson
Dave Smith
William Jay Smith 
W.D. Snodgrass 
David St. John
Gerald Stern 
Terry Stokes
Mark Strand 
Terese Svoboda 
May Swenson
James Tate 
Henry Taylor
Richard Tillinghast
Tony Towle 
Chase Twichell
Brian Turner 
Jean Valentine 
Paul Violi 
Jennifer Wallace
Theodore Weiss
Christian Wiman
Charles Wright 
Robert Wrigley 
Marya Zaturenska