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Ohio’s Poet Laureate will be a guest in one of two April poetry events

Student News | Monday, March 28, 2022

Attend a poetry reading and author talk featuring Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. She will read from her work on Wednesday, April 6 at noon. The Columbus Metropolitan Library is co-hosting the event with the Columbus State Library. Register here.

Gunter-Seymour's work has been published in The New York Times, Rattle, Vox Populi, and other publications. She is the author of Serving and A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen. Gunter-Seymour is currently the Poet Laureate of Ohio. 
Award-winning poet Ruth Awad will lead a poetry writing workshop exclusively for Columbus State faculty, staff, and students on Thursday, April 28 at noon. Columbus State English Professor Steve Kaczmarek will moderate. Register here.

Awad is a Lebanese-American poet, a 2021 NEA Poetry fellow, and the author of Set to Music a Wildfire, winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. (Students who attend will be eligible to win a copy of her book.) 

Both events are free. For more information, contact Dana Knott, director of Libraries, at


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