Trautman publishes 7th book of poetry

Area writer Kerry Trautman has published her seventh book of poetry, titled “Unknowable Things” from Roadside Press.

Trautman has been published widely in international anthologies and literary journals, and she is active in the Ohio poetry community, participating in events such as Bowling Green State University’s Winter Wheat Festival of Writing, and the Columbus Arts Festival.

In 2015 her poetry collection was a finalist for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Stevens Award, and it was a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Series 1st Book Award.

In May 2021 she performed in a “Poet Tea” fundraiser event for BG’s Black Swamp Players. From 1998-99 Trautman was a theater critic for the Sentinel-Tribune. Since 2016, she has served as judge or workshop leader for the Northwest division of Ohio’s Poetry Out Loud high school recitation competition, in its annual events at the Marathon Center for Performing Arts in Findlay.

Trautman will present a poetry lesson at the University of Findlay Writing Center on 2 p.m. March 21 as part of UF’s new Guest Poet Series. Presentations in this series are free and open to the community.

“Unknowable Things” is available on or via the publisher at