The KPS Poet Interviews

KPS 2020/21 Season

Gregory Djanikian: January 31, 2021
Timothy Donnelly: November 15, 2020

KPS 2019/20 Season

Diana Goetsch: May 31, 2020
Timothy Liu: June 14, 2020
Deborah Landau: November 17, 2019
Maggie Smith: October 6, 2019

KPS 2018/19 Season

Alan Shapiro: May 5, 2019
Major Jackson: April 7, 2019
Carl Phillips: November 11, 2018
Brenda Shaughnessy: September 23, 2018

KPS 2017/18 Season

Peter Balakian: June 3, 2018
Mónica de la Torre: April 8, 2018
Carla Funk: November 5, 2017
Terrance Hayes: September 24, 2017


The Full List of KPS Interviews:

Peter Balakian
Mary Jo Bang
Ellen Bass
Jill Bialosky
George Bilgere
Daniel Brown
Billy Collins
Carol Ann Davis
Mónica de la Torre
Michael Dickman
Gregory Djanikian
Timothy Donnelly
Carla Funk
Diana Goetsch
Jessica Greenbaum
Matthea Harvey
Terrance Hayes
Major Jackson
Deborah Landau
Timothy Liu
Paul Muldoon
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Dennis Nurkse
Kathleen Ossip
Carl Phillips
Robert Pinsky
Kay Ryan
Alan Shapiro – 20192012
Brenda Shaughnessy
Maggie Smith
David St. John
Christian Wiman

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.

Available for Purchase

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.