Contact: Joseph Cavanaugh email@example.com Poet Kari Gunter-Seymour is selected national winner April 16, 2017 – The National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) is pleased to announce the 1 st place winner of the 2017 BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition, Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, OH. BlackBerryPeach is a major NFSPS competition that challenges poets to present their original poetry in print and spoken word, requiring submission of an audio file in mp3 or WAV format of four poems along with a manuscript. Kari Gunter-Seymour Vice President Joe Cavanaugh, chair of the contest stressed the importance of reaching out to all poets, by recognizing stage poetry in its many forms as a powerful poetic genre. All entries were reviewed for compliance and approximately 100 entries were selected as finalists and sent on to an independent judge for final selection. As 1 st place winner, Gunter-Seymour receives the grand prize of $1,000 and is inv
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