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New Book News: Cathryn Essinger, Kari Gunter-Seymour & Paula J. Lambert

Congratulations to these poets on the publication of their new books! Join us on Lit Youngstown’s YouTube Channel for a live reading Sunday, September 20 at 7:00 pm EST.


Cathryn Essinger is the author of four books of poetry, A Desk in the Elephant House, My Dog Does Not Read Plato, What I Know About Innocence, and this new book—The Apricot and the Moon. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcarts and “Best of the Net,” featured on The Writer’s Almanac and in American Life in Poetry.

Kari Gunter-Seymour’s poems appear in numerous journals and publications and on her website: She is the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year and Poet Laureate of Ohio.

Paula J. Lambert, recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and two Greater Columbus Arts Council grants, has authored several volumes of poetry including The Sudden Seduction of Gravity and three special edition chapbooks. How to See the World, written when the pandemic began, will be released from Bottom Dog Press in September 2020.

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