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New Book :: Alone in the House of my Heart

Alone in the House of My Heart poetry by Kari Gunter-Seymour published by Swallow Press book cover image

Alone in the House of My Heart
Poetry by Kari Gunter-Seymour
Swallow Press, September 2022

Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour’s second full-length collection resounds with candid, lyrical poems about Appalachia’s social and geographical afflictions and affirmations. History, culture, and community shape the physical and personal landscapes of Gunter-Seymour’s native southeastern Ohio soil, scarred by Big Coal and fracking, while food insecurity and Big Pharma leave their marks on the region’s people. A musicality of language swaddles each poem in hope and a determination to endure. Alone in the House of My Heart offers what only art can: a series of thought-provoking images that evoke such a clear sense of place that it’s familiar to anyone, regardless of where they call home.