Update from Amy Jo Zook:
The 83rd celebration of Poetry Day
is October 3 and is like no other, because of the various strictures demanded
by the Coronavirus. Instead, we will do as many of our traditional things as
possible and make substitutions for the rest until we can resume our customary
We are producing our usual book of
winning poems, BEST OF 2020, which will be available at and after Poetry Day,
and may possibly be ready a week or so before, so it can be ordered to have
in-hand by October 3. As always, order from Amy Jo Zook, the usual
cost-plus-mailing of $14.
The booklet of Workshop poems, with
critique / comments attached, will be available also, for $2, no extra postage
if mailed with BEST OF, or $2.55 if mailed separately. Winners and those who
usually attend the workshop will want this.
As an experiment, we are producing
a CD of Ohio Poet of the Year Kari Gunter-Seymour reading from her book, that will be available for $5 postpaid
separate from the other items from Poetry Day, or it can be included in a book
mailing for $3.
The Ohio Poetry Association is
hosting a ZOOM event on Poetry Day (October 3) , from 1:30 to 4 pm. you will
hear first Ohio Poet of the Year Kari Gunter-Seymour, and then as many of the
other winning poets as can get registered. Anyone who won an OPD 2020 contest
or received an honorable mention and would like to read during the open mic,
should also email Ohio Poetry Association president Chuck Salmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited, so register early. Register via Eventbrite at
To order Kari's book, A Place So Deep Inside America lt Can't Be Seen:
PayPal: www.paypal.me/KariGunterSeymour - Click on “Add a note" to leave your Name and mailing address.
send a check with
your Name and mailing address to Kari Gunter-Seymour, P.O. Box 351, Albany, OH
All these items will be easier to
obtain if you order early. The 2020 books are trying print-on-demand rather
than ordering and stocking books that may not sell. But we hope we will
actually sell more of them when you can't attend the event.
BEST OF 2O2O, the workshop book, and the CD will be mailed with all the year's prizes and certificates, from Amy Jo Zook, 3520 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. All checks should be made payable to Ohio Poetry Day.