Kari Gunter-Seymour’s poetry collections include A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions 2020), winner of the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year Award, and Serving (Crisis Chronicles Press 2020 Expanded Edition). Her poems appear in numerous journals and publications including Verse Daily, Rattle, The NY Times, and on her website: www.karigunterseymourpoet.com. Her work was selected by former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to be included in the PBS American Portrait crowdsourced poem, Remix: For My People. She is the founder/executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) (www.womenofappalachia.com) and editor of the WOAP anthology series, Women Speak volumes 1-6. She is Poet Laureate of Ohio.