Governor Mike DeWine has picked Kari Gunter-Seymour to be Ohio’s new poet laureate.
In the middle of a pandemic and nationwide protests, Kari Gunter-Seymour says poetry is more important than ever.
“When we write our truths, we bring things to light and create understanding. And from there we grow and find our way through these things that are so difficult for us right now,” she says.
And Ohio's new poet laureate won’t be resting on her laurels. Gunter-Seymour says she applied for the position because it would allow her to bring poetry to people in need.