A Conversation with Ohio’s Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour: Webinar Recording and Resources Available

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Kari Gunter-Seymour

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.

View an archived version of this webinar.
[Run time:  58 minutes]


Additional Resources: 
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