The Katonah Poetry Series is a subsidiary affiliate of the Katonah Village Library

Poets Advisory Board:

Billy Collins

Former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins has published many collections of poetry including Questions About AngelsThe Art of DrowningPicnic, LightningTaking Off Emily Dickinson’s ClothesSailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected PoemsNine HorsesThe Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, and Ballistics. A collection of his haiku, titled She Was Just Seventeen, was published by Modern Haiku Press in fall 2006. He also edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry: Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. He was the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2006, and edited Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, with paintings by David Allen Sibley (November 2009). His newest book, a collection of poems entitled Horoscopes for the Dead, was published in spring 2011. In November 2011 he was honored with the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry.

Leisha Douglas

Is a full time psychotherapist in practice in NYC and Katonah, NY. Her poetry has been published in The Cortland Review, Ginbender Poetry Review, Ghoti and The Writer. She is also Media Editor for The Hakomi Forum.

Careful consideration is given to each poet who reads for the series. The schedule is arranged many months in advance. We appreciate the many suggestions we receive about poets for future readings. All ideas are passed on to Billy Collins and Dr. Leisha Douglas but they are unable to respond personally to these requests

Katonah Poetry Series Executive Committee

The Committee  supports the Series by organizing and promoting readings and other events, as well as raising funds. We work in close collaboration with the Katonah Library Board of Trustees.

Moira Thielking – President
Andy Kuhn - Vice President
Stephen Peeples - Treasurer
Julie Nord - Secretary

KPS Executive Committee Members 
Jessica Bennett, Barbara Chintz, Marlene Gallagher

Former Officers – 2010 – 2012
Rebecca Rogan – President
Andy Kuhn – Vice President
Barb Chintz – Treasurer
Moira Thielking – Secretary


Special thanks to Leslye Smith of Studio Smith Photo for her time and talents as our designated event photographer.



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