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Poetic Memoir Chapbook Arrives and Is A Disappointment

Look what came in the mail the other day. This chapbook contains the 15 poems that I wrote in 10 days as part of the poetic memoir chapbook challenge. And, yes my name is unfortunately misspelled on the cover. But, that should make it a collector’s item, right? It is causing a lot of anxiety and depression, but I’m trying to make the best of it. If anyone is interested in a copy, please let me know. Otherwise, they will probably get relegated to the basement. I am selling them at my cost: $5.00 plus $2.00 for postage and handling. I am almost done with a manuscript for a new collection, if there are any publishers out there who may be interested. Thank you to those of you who have purchased a copy of “If There’s No Heaven,” the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award. It was also included in the Akron Beacon Journal’s List of the Best Northeast Books in 2020. If you don’t have your copy yet, please buy one. Copies are available at the Up Front Art Space in Cuyahoga Falls, directly from me, or at

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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