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Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour Puts Out Call For Central Appalachian Voices

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WOUB Digital · Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour Puts Out Call For Central Appalachian Voices Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour will use the $50,000 she received as one of the American Academy of Poets Laureate Fellows selected earlier this month to shine a light on the voices of Central Appalachia by publishing a poetry anthology… Read More

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Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour Honored as Fellow by Academy of American Poets 


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Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour is among 23 state and city poets laureate selected as 2021 Poets Laureate Fellows by the Academy of American Poets. The fellowship honors “poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions” and enables them “to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth,… Read More

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Athens’ Kari Gunter-Seymour Named Ohio Poet Laureate

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WOUB Digital · Athens’ Kari Gunter-Seymour Named Ohio Poet Laureate Appalachia’s own poet Kari Gunter-Seymour was named Ohio’s third poet laureate by Governor Mike DeWine earlier this month, with her term beginning June 10. Gunter-Seymour served as Athens, OH’s poet laureate for two consecutive years directly before being appointed as the state’s poet laureate. This… Read More

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Kari Gunter-Seymour Organized Collection ‘Essentially Athens’ Launch Dec. 8


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The City of Athens and Kari Gunter-Seymour, local poet, photographer and Athens Poet Laureate are proud to announce the publication of “Essentially Athens Ohio,” a place-based collection of poetry, story, song and fine art celebrating all that is the heart and hearth of Athens and Athens county. “I came to Athens for my undergrad and… Read More

Anthology of Women’s Stories Inspired By #METOO at Arts West Aug. 29


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ARTS/West is pleased to announce it will host Fearless: Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment, an anthology reading and open mic event on August 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m., curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. A brief reception will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Jeanie Thicken Creamer. Those who attend are invited to bring… Read More

Open Call For Submissions to ‘Essentially Athens’ Anthology Through March 25

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Athens’ Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour, has extended her call for submissions for Essentially Athens, an anthology that she is curating that will be made up of poems, stories, and songs that all illuminate various senses of place associated with Athens, OH and that will be published later this year. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Gunter-Seymour,… Read More

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Kari Gunter-Seymour to Serve Second Term as Athens Poet Laureate


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The Athens Municipal Arts Commission and Athens City Council are pleased to announce that Kari Gunter-Seymour has accepted their invitation to serve a second term as Athens Poet Laureate. “We are so proud to have Kari continue as our Poet Laureate,” says Mayor Steve Patterson. Three times a pushcart nominee, Gunter-Seymour’s chapbook Serving was chosen… Read More

PHOTOS: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Hosts First Spoken and Heard Event

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Thursday, March 15 marked the first Spoken and Heard event at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, a series organized in part by Athens’ recently named poet laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. The first installment in the series featured reading by regional poet Deni Naffziger and Bexley-OH based poet Maggie Smith. The next Spoken and Heard event will… Read More