Kari Gunter-Seymour


PO Box 351
Albany, OH 45710

Author's Bio

Three times a pushcart nominee, Kari Gunter-Seymour blames her method of writing on the rich Ohio soil, her wildly eclectic family and neighbors and her upbringing. Her chapbook Serving was chosen runner up in the 2016 Yellow Chair Review Annual Chapbook Contest and nominated for a 2018 Ohioana Award. Her poems can be found in many fine journals and publications including "Rattle," "Crab Orchard Review," "Main Street Rag," "The American Journal of Poetry," "The LA Times" and on her website: www.karigunterseymourpoet.com. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MA in Commercial Photography. She is an Instructor in the School of Journalism at Ohio University and is the Poet Laureate for Athens, Ohio. Kari is the founder/curator of the “Women of Appalachia Project,” an arts organization she created to address discrimination directed at women from the Appalachian region (www.womenofappalachia.com). She is the managing editor and designer of the Women of Appalachia Project’s "Women Speak" chapbook series.

Publications & Prizes

All We Can Hold (Sage Hill Press, 2016)
To Unsnare Time's Warp (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016)
"Serving" (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2018)
Crab Orchard Review
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Prizes won: 

3 Pushcart Prize Nominations: 2018 Still: The Journal Poetry Prize, first place; 2018 Visable Poetery Project, Fall presentation; 2018 Hocking Hills Poetry Festival:1st Place; 2016 and 2015; 2018 Lascaux Prize in Poetry: Finalist; 2018 Songs of Eretz Poetry Award: Finalist; Visible Poetry Project 2018: Finalist; 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard Competition: 1st Place; 2016 Yellow Chair Review Chapbook Contest: Runner Up; 2016 JENCO Award, Foundation For Appalachian Ohio

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Wright, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Allison Joseph, Roy Bently

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Amesville, OH
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Last update: May 01, 2019