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I Was Honored to Participate in the Poetry Readings in Cincinnati for "For A Better World"

It was another good weekend of poetry, sightseeing, and food in Cincinnati for the poetry readings at the Annex Gallery on Saturday, July 24th during the "For A Better World 2019, 2020, and 2021 Exhibit." The Exhibit included both poetry and drawings.

Two of my poems, "Trans Privilege" and "Cognitive Dissonance" were published as part of the 2020 Anthology. I read both of these poems. The reading order was compiled via random drawing. I read first. I think that is the first time I ever won a random drawing!

Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, poet, writer, speaker, and quiet activist. She is a retired attorney and originally from West Virginia. Now based in Tallmadge, Ohio, her first collection of poetry entitled “If There’s No Heaven” was the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award and the Akron Beacon Journal Best Northeast Ohio Books 2020. It is available at Follow her at

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