KPS Poets, 1967- Present

The Katonah Poetry Series brings the world’s best poets to northern Westchester. Diverse in background, styles, age 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 [50] years without moving, nearly every notable American poet would walk by you.

John Allman
Cathy Appel
Philip Appleman
Simon Armitage
Peter Balakian
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
Mónica de la Torre
Greg Delanty 
Carl Dennis 
Michael Dickman
Stephen Dobyns 
Mark Doty
Stephen Dunn
Lynn Emanuel
James T. Farrell
Jane Flanders
Carla Funk
Isabella Gardener
Patricia Goedicke
Diana Goetsch
William Goyen
Jorie Graham
Jessica Greenbaum
Arthur Gregor
Eamon Grennan
Rachel Hadas 
Kimiko Hahn
Mark Halliday 
Barbara Harr
Matthea Harvey
Terrance Hayes
Tom Healy
William Heyen
Bob Hicok
Edward Hirsch
Tony Hoagland
John Hollander
Richard Howard
Marie Howe
Barbara Howes
David Ignatow
Colette Inez
Major Jackson 
Erica Jong
Kate Knapp Johnson
Donald Justice
Ilya Kaminski
Katherine Kane
X.J. Kennedy
Galway Kinnell
Carolyn Kizer
Stanley Kunitz
Deborah Landau
Dorianne Laux
Naomi Lazard
Li-Young Lee
David Lehman
Philip Levine
Timothy Liu
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
Paul Muldoon
Carol Muske-Dukes
Joan Murray
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Alexander Neubauer
D. Nurkse 
Joyce Carol Oates
Sharon Olds
Kathleen Ossip
Molly Peacock
Stephen Philbrick
Robert Philips
Carl Phillips
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
Brenda Shaughnessy
Elaine Sexton
Alan Shapiro
Harvey Shapiro 
Judith Johnson Sherwin
Vijay Seshadri 
Jason Shinder 
Louis Simpson
Dave Smith
Maggie 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