Category: Poetry

Johnson, Angela

Born: 1961 Ohio connection: Resident Kent Born in Tuskegee, Alabama and raised in Windham, Ohio, Angela Johnson, the award-winning author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, attended Kent State University before dropping out to pursue a career as a children’s author. Working as a nanny, she was employed by Newbery-Medal-winning author Cynthia …

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d.a. levy

Born: October 29, 1942Died: November 24, 1968 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Darryl Alfred Levy was born on October 29, 1942, on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a shoe salesman who had emigrated from England, and his mother was a homemaker. The family would move around the greater Cleveland area throughout the years, settling in …

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Anthony Libby

Born: 1942 Ohio connection: Resident Columbus Anthony Libby was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of James Miller and Gertrude (Wright) Libby.  He received a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross (1963) and was awarded a yearlong Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Two years later, he was awarded another, which ended in 1967 and overlapped with …

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