Foreword Reviews

Alone in the House of My Heart

We reckon that nine generations in Appalachia is long enough for a place to get in the bones of a family, and that kinheritance has marked Kari Gunter-Seymour with an intuitive feel for one of America’s most isolated and peculiar regions. The current Poet Laureate of Ohio and the author of A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen, her work has appeared in the New York Times, One, Rattle, and New Ohio Review.


Rollerblader, unsung crusader,
champion of feral dogs and crippled cats.

Cake baker, sleep faker, you once dressed
as a girl for Halloween because

you wanted to feel firsthand,
how difficult that life might be.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. The publisher of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. No fee was paid by the publisher for this review. Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love. Foreword Magazine, Inc. is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Load Next Review