Kari Gunter-Seymour, Ohio's Poet Laureate, has gathered a diverse company of poets with ties to Appalachia in this ambitious anthology, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In the words of editor Gunter-Seymour, "The work speaks honestly and proudly as it represents Ohio’s Appalachian population, providing examples of honor, endurance, courage, history, love of family, the land; and provides evidence of how even against the odds our people continue to thrive, to work hard to build awareness and overcome mainstream America’s negative response to those with a strong Appalachian heritage.”
I am honored to be a part of this amazing project, and will be reading along with several of my fellow poets on March 26th at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. There will be several readings in the region, including two virtual events for those who are unable to attend in person. The schedule is at: https://www.karigunterseymourpoet.com/events-1
For my Coshocton County folks, note the October 15th event at the JH House in Roscoe. Hope to see you there!
Copies of the anthology can be purchased at Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. https://sheilanagigblog.com/