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Transgender Poet Shares Her Story in An Interview for the "West Virginia Author" TV Program

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

Barbara Marie Minney's wonderful and affirming interview with M Lynne Squires on the “West Virginia Author” television program for the West Virginia State Library Commission is now available for viewing.

The TV interview will be shared throughout the state of West Virginia with schools, libraries, and other institutions and groups and is available on YouTube and streaming.

The links are set forth below:

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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