The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140.

Kerry Trautman

Website: To Be Nonchalantly Alive Website: To Have Hoped Website: Artifacts Website: Poets & Writers

Bio

Ohio born and raised, Kerry is a poetry editor for Red Fez, and a founder of ToledoPoet.com and “Toledo Poetry Museum” page on Facebook. She is often seen at local poetry readings and events such as Artomatic 419, 100-Thousand Poets for Change, Back to Jack, and the Columbus Arts Festival. Since 2016, she has served annually as judge or workshop leader for the NW region of Ohio’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition. In 2020, her one-act play “Mass” was selected for production as a staged reading through The Toledo Repertoire Theater’s “Toledo Voices” competition. In 2015, one of her yet-to-be-published poetry collections was a finalist for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Stevens Award, and was a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Series 1st Book Award. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various journals, including Midwestern Gothic, Alimentum, The Coe Review, Mock Turtle Zine, Gasconade Review, The American Journal of Nursing, Slippery Elm, The Fourth River, and Third Wednesday. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as, Mourning Sickness (Omniarts 2008), Roll (Telling Our Stories Press 2012), Journey to Crone (Chuffed Buff Books 2013,) Delirious: a Poetic Celebration of Prince (Nightballet Press 2016,) and A Rustling and Waking Within (Ohio Poetry Association Press 2017.) Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) One or Two; Not Quite Together; Poem Conversations (co-authored with Hod Doering, The Poetry Barn Press 2016,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) and To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020.)