ABOUT SPOKEN & HEARD:
Spoken & Heard is a seasonal series of literary events hosted by Kari Gunter-Seymour, Poet Laureate of Ohio, featuring award-winning authors, poets and singer/songwriters from across the country.
UPCOMING SPOKEN & HEARD EVENTS:
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer co-hosts Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), Secret Agents of Change (a surreptitious kindness cabal) and Soul Writer’s Circle. Her poetry has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, PBS Newshour, O Magazine, Rattle, American Life in Poetry and her daily poetry blog, A Hundred Falling Veils. Her most recent collection, Hush, won the Halcyon Prize. Naked for Tea was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. One-word mantra: Adjust.
Jon D. Lee
Jon D. Lee is the author of four books, including IN/DESIDERATO and An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perceptions of Disease. His poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Sugar House Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, One, The Laurel Review, and The Inflectionist Review. He has an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University, and a PhD in Folklore. Lee teaches at Suffolk University, where he also serves as a Senior Poetry Reader for Salamander.
A native of Ohio, Sandra Gill is a poet, playwright, and performer. She is the editor of “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” and a recipient of an Arts Commission Accelerator Grant. She is also a commissioned teaching artist for the Arts Commission’s Art Box Project, has served as poetry workshop facilitator for Naomi Inc, a local treatment facility, and senior life communities, and as well as a panel judge for the Ode to the Zip Code and the Toledo Museum of Art’s Ekphrastic poetry and writing competitions. Sandra work and has appeared in or is forthcoming in literary journals and anthologies such as Passaged Books, Common Threads, Death Never Dies, The Poeming Pigeon, Kissing Dynamite, Black Lives, Mock Turtle Zine, The Kerf, and other publications. Sandra received her bachelor’s in communication and a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Toledo.