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I am extremely proud that two of my poems were selected to be included in “Wicked Gay Ways 2021 Winter Issue.” Some of my friends may not approve of this publication or my poems of queer erotica. I also sometimes wonder if my accomplishments as a poet are because I am a novelty as a transgender woman who writes poetry, or whether I otherwise am a talented writer. Either way, I am ready to embrace myself as a queer writer; although, the word does sometimes make me more than a little uncomfortable.

You can also still listen to my interview on the program “Transpositive”:

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Or purchase copies of “If There’s No Heaven.” 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 Follow her at

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