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Updated: Dec 20, 2023

My third book of poetry has just been published by Rusty McRustBeltFacePress, and I am very excited. It was a very long time in coming.

In my humble opinion, this book is a powerful, thoughtful, and impactful collection of poems. Just read the blurb by Jeremy Jusek.

Like all of my poetry, this chapbook is autobiographical and deeply personal.

You are also invited to view my interview about this book at

Copies are available directly from me or from

I am always looking for opportunities share my multimedia story and/or my poetry: “Queer in the Holler: An Appalachian Journey of Perseverance.”

I’m also available to lead workshops.

Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, award-winning poet, writer, speaker, teaching artist, and quiet activist. She is a retired attorney and a seventh generation Appalachian. 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 from the author or at Barbara is also the author of the "Poetic Memoir Chapbook Challenge," and "Dance Naked with God." Follow her at

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