Kari Gunter-Seymour blames her method of writing on the rich Ohio soil, her wildly eclectic family and neighbors, and her upbringing. Twice a pushcart nominee, her chapbook Serving was chosen runner-up in the 2016 Yellow Chair Review Annual Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks fall 2017. Her poems can be found in numerous literary journals, including Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, and Stirring. She is the 2017 winner of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies BlackBerry Peach Performance Poetry Award. She holds a BFA in graphic design, an MA in commercial photography and is an Instructor in the School of Journalism at Ohio University.