I am thrilled beyond words that my poetry collection “If There’s No Heaven,” which was the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award, was also included as one of the best Northeast Ohio Books in 2020 by the Akron Beacon Journal in an aarticle written by Barbara McIntyre and appearing in the newspaper on December 28, 2020. This type of recognition for any artist is both gratifying and affirming.
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 is available at www.poetryislifepublishing.com. Follow her at www.barbaramarieminneypoetry.com.