Date: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual
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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. April’s events will feature Linda Parsons, Stellasue Lee, and Bernard Clay.


Linda Parsons

Poet, playwright, and editor, Linda Parsons is the poetry editor for Madville Publishing and reviews editor for Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. She is copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee. Linda is published in such journals as The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, and Shenandoah. Her fifth poetry collection is Candescent (Iris Press, 2019).

CandescentThis Shaky Earth

Stellasue Lee

is Editor Emerita at RATTLE. Two of her books have been entrants for the Pulitzer Prize, Firecracker Red, and Crossing The Double Yellow Line. Her New & Selected Poems, Queen of Jacks, was release in 2020. Dr. Lee was winner of the grand prize of Poetry to Aide Humanity in 2013 by Al Falah in Malaysia. She teaches privately and serves on the board of Tennessee Mountain Writers. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. from Honolulu University. She was born in the year of the dragon.

Queen of Jacks Firecracker REd

Bernard Clay

Bernard Clay is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Kentucky Creative Writing Program and is a member of the Affrilachian Poets collective. His work has been published in various journals and anthologies. He currently resides on a farm in eastern Kentucky. English Lit is his first book.

English Lit

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