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Barbara Sabol

Barbara Sabol, 2022
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Barbara Sabol (born June 8, 1954, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), retired speech therapist and currently an editor (Sheila-Na-Gig online), educator, and lyric and haiku poet. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies since 2003; her first haiku was published in 2014. Her haiku collection, Connections: Core & All was published as a dual book with tanka by Larry Smith in 2022. Her poems were selected for the anthologies Haiku 2022: 100 Notable Ku from 2021 and Contemporary Haibun 17 (2022). She won second place in the 2021 Haiku Society of America haibun competition. She co-presented the Memorial Reading at the Haiku North America conference in 2023. Sabol is an active member of the Ohaio-ku Study Group, the Ohio Haiku Facebook group, and the Ohio Poetry Association and conducts poetry workshops for Literary Cleveland and Lit Youngstown. She resides in Akron, Ohio.


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Updated on July 28, 2023