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What is the Katonah Poetry Series?



»The Katonah Poetry Series, a program of the Katonah Village Library, was founded in 1967 by Katonah poet Robert Phillips as a vehicle for local residents to share and appreciate poetry. Over the years, the KPS has hosted nine Poets Laureate of the United States and 16 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, among others. When Phillips moved to Houston in 1991, he passed the baton to local resident and future two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, who directed the series until 2008 and currently acts as an advisor. The series is now run by a small group of volunteers. Readings are open to the public and include an audience
Q&A session, wine and cheese reception, and book signing.  

For the past year, the KPS has been celebrating its 50th anniversary season which will culminate on May 13 with a special panel discussion and reading at the Harvey School’s Lasdon Theater, featuring Collins; Mark Doty, winner of the National Book Award and the first American winner of the United Kingdom’s T.S. Eliot Prize; Vijay Seshadri, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; and Marie Howe, a New York State Poet Laureate. This fall, MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes, whose poetry collection “Lighthead” won the National Book Award, will do a reading at the library.

Tickets for readings as well as the 50th anniversary celebration are available at katonahpoetry.com

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