|Kari Gunter-Seymour was born and raised in Ohio. She has an MA and a BFA from Ohio University. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Rattle, Vox Populi, and other publications. She is the author of Serving (2018, 2020) and A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (2020). She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Ohio. Learn more at karigunterseymourpoet.com.|
Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet who lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of Set to Music a Wildfire (2017) for which she won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. Her work has been published in Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, and other publications. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more at ruthawadpoetry.com.
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