KPS looks forward to welcoming poet Christian Wiman, who will read from his work on Sunday, March 16. Editor of the prestigious Poetry Magazine from 2003 to 2013, Wiman is the author of three books of poetry and two collections of essays. According to Booklist, Wiman is “Exquisitely aware that every thing on earth, no matter how hard used, channels the mysterious force that makes atoms dance and hearts beat…”
Wiman’s recent poetry collection, Every Riven Thing (2010) was chosen by The New Yorker’s Dan Chiasson as one of the year’s ten best poetry collections. His essay collection, My Bright Abyss (2013), has prompted interviews by Bill Moyers and Krista Tippett (On Being). Wiman received both the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner fellowships and was recently appointed to the faculty of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music as Senior Lecturer in Religion and Literature.
Admission is a $10 donation/adult, students free. Please visit our web site: www.katonahpoetry.com for more information and an interview with the author. You can also visit KPS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. This event is funded in part by both The Jerome Levy Foundation and Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. KPS is a non-profit program under the auspices of the Katonah Village Library.
The next reading will be a special fundraising event with Billy Collins on April 27, 2014 at 3:30 at The Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts in Katonah. Please visit our web site for pricing and advance ticket sales. Come celebrate national poetry month by helping KPS continue their mission to bring nationally renowned poets to Northern Westchester!