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Wednesday's Lit Youngstown series features poetry pair

The online program will begin at 7 p.m. on Lit Youngstown's Facebook page.
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Poets Heather Dobbins, left, and Barbara Sabol will be featured in the Lit Youngstown online gathering on Wednesday. (Contributed by Lit Youngstown)

YOUNGSTOWN — Poets Heather Dobbins of Arkansas and Barbara Sabol of Akron will read from their works for this week's First Wednesday Readers Series.

The Wednesday program begins at 7 p.m. and is available on the Lit Youngstown's Facebook page. Register here to attend on Zoom and/or read in the open mic.

The program will be co-hosted by Barbara Marie Minney.

Heather Dobbins is a native of Memphis. She is the author of two poetry collections, "In the Low Houses" (2014) and "River Mouth" (2017), both available from Kelsay Press.

Her poems and poetry reviews have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Pinch, The Rumpus, TriQuarterly Review and Women’s Studies Quarterly, among others.

Sabol's second full-length book, "Imagine a Town," was awarded the 2019 Sheila-Na-Gig Editions poetry manuscript prize.

She is the author of "Solitary Spin" (Main Street Rag Press) and two chapbooks.

Her poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.

Her awards include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and the Mary Jean Irion Poetry Prize. 

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