Category: Southeast

Robinson, Barbara

Portsmouth Born: October 24, 1927 Died: July 9, 2013 Ohio connection: Birth Barbara Robinson was born in the southern Ohio river town of Portsmouth, and her writing has been greatly influenced by her life in a small town. Robinson’s father died when she was three and her mother’s, a school teacher, encouraged her to read books. Robinson …

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Anderson, Maggie

Born: September 23, 1948 Ohio connection: Resident Kent Maggie Anderson is the author of several poetry collections, including Windfall: New and Selected Poems (2000).  She is also the founder of the Wick Poetry First Book Series and the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series for Ohio Poets.  Anderson co-foundedTrellis, a poetry journal, in 1971 with Winston Fuller and Irene …

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Adkins, Jan

Born: November 7, 1944 Ohio connection: Birth Gallipolis Born in Gallipolis, OH, and raised across the river in Wheeling, West Virginia, author and illustrator Jan Adkins has said that he is “an explainer, a storyteller with words and images, an advocate for young minds, a resource for images, and a dinosaur holdout for simplicity and grace …

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