OHIO POET LAUREATE KARI GUNTER-SEYMOUR & STEPHANIE kENDRICK
Ohio Poet Laureate Kari-Gunter Seymour and Stephanie Kendrick will do a virtual reading on Saturday, August 29th at 7 p.m.
Kari is a ninth generation Appalachian and the founder and executive director of the “Women of Appalachia Project”. She is the editor of the Women Speak anthology series and Essentially Athens Ohio; a retired instructor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and Athens, Ohio Poet Laureate Emeritus. Her poetry appears in several publications including, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Main Street Rag, Stirring, Still, CALYX and The LA Times.
Sheila-Na-Gig Editions recently published Kari's latest collection, A Place So Deep Inside America It Can't Be Seen. She is also the author of Serving, published by Crisis Chronicles Press.
Stephanie Kendrick writes from the hills of northern Appalachia. When she isn’t working as an SSA for children with developmental disabilities, she is writing poems, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, attending workshops, painting mandalas on the walls in her home, or watching trash TV. You can find other work by her in WOAP Women Speak: 10th Anniversary Collection, Ghost City Review, Not Far From Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, Essentially Athens, and Sheila-Na-Gig online.