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POETRY ALIVE! A MAC’S BACK READING: BARBARA MARIE MINNEY, JOHN BURROUGHS, & JEREMY JUSEK


 

 




Come hear three talented poets read from some of their recently published collections at one of Cleveland's finest bookstores! The event is FREE to the public, and will be held on Wednesday, May 8th @ 7 PM. The readers will be Barbara Marie Minney, John Burroughs, and Jeremy Jusek.


ABOUT JOHN BURROUGHS

John Burroughs of South Euclid is the author of The Wrest of the Worthwhile [2023, Far Queue Press], Rattle & Numb [2019, Venetian Spider Press] and numerous poetry chapbooks. He recently finished his term as the 2022-2023 U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate and previously served for two years as Ohio’s Beat Poet Laureate. Since 2008, Burroughs has served as the founding editor and publisher for Crisis Chronicles Press. You may find him at https://linktr.ee/johnburroughs.


ABOUT BARBARA MARIE MINNEY

Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, award winning poet, writer, speaker, teaching artist, and quiet activist. Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Politico, The Buckeye Flame, The Gasconade Review, Gargoyle Magazine, The Pine Cone Review, Women Speak: Women of Appalachia Project, Woman Scream: The International Poetry Anthology of Female Voices,” and I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing, Ohio’s Appalachian Voices. Barbara’s poetry has also been translated into Spanish. She is the author of "If There’s No Heaven," the winner of the 2020 Poetry Is Life Book Award and an Akron Beacon Journal Best Northeast Ohio Book in 2020; the "Poetic Memoir Chapbook Challenge;" "Dance Naked With God;" and "A Woman in Progress." Barbara is a retired attorney and a seventh generation Appalachian and lives in Tallmadge, Ohio, with her wife of over 42 years and a menagerie of stuffed animals. You can follow Barbara at https://www.barbaramarieminneypoetry.com.


ABOUT JEREMY JUSEK

Jeremy is the poet laureate of Parma, Ohio. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and chemistry/theatre degrees from Marietta College. He has authored more than a half-dozen plays and three poetry collections: We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns (Unsolicited Press, 2019), The Less-Traveled Street (Maverick Duck Press, 2022), and The Details Will Be Gone Soon (ELJ Editions, 2023). He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast Poetry Spotlight, runs the West Side Poetry Workshop, teaches through Literary Cleveland, and founded the Flamingo Writers’ Guild. To learn more, please visit www.jeremyjusek.com. 


 

 


Barbara Marie Minney is a transgender woman, award-winning poet, writer, speaker, teaching artist, guest reader/editor, 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 an Akron Beacon Journal Best Northeast Ohio Book of 2020. Barbara is also the author of the "Poetic Memoir Chapbook Challenge (2021)," "Dance Naked with God (2023)," and "A Woman in Progress (2024)." Follow her at www.barbaramarieminneypoetry.com.

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