March 3, 2022 — The OLC hosted a webinar with Ohio’s Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. She talked about her work on I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing and the anthology’s impact on the national image of Ohio’s Appalachian population. If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available on the OLC website.
The OLC is honored to partner with Kari Gunter-Seymour to provide free copies of her latest anthology I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing to all public library systems in the state (book distribution will be based on the number of locations per library system). The anthology features a diverse mix of voices, including:
- Affrilachian, Indigenous and LGBTQ
- Teens to those creatively aging
- Poets in recovery, some with disabilities or developmental differences
- Emerging and well-established writers
- Poets living in the state and others from across the country—all with a deep connection to Appalachian Ohio.
- Kari Gunter-Seymour, Ohio’s Poet Laureate
- Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council