Three ways to read more Ohio authors in 2024

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For Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter Seymour, reading is a way of better understanding her home state and all of its nuances.

As a ninth generation Appalachian, Seymour regularly writes about her home in southeast Ohio. She said reading authors from our region can be a way of building bridges with our neighbors, no matter how distinct their experiences may be.

“I go by the title of an Appalachian, yet I have people contacting me from Los Angeles saying, ‘Oh my gosh, I feel exactly like you’,” Seymour said. We really are so much alike in so many ways … If we just open ourselves to do a little bit of research and exchange.”

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