The interview will air Sunday, August 14, at noon CST and will replay daily during the week at 9am CST and 4pm CST. (London time: Sunday, 6pm; daily, 3pm and 10pm).
I will discuss and read poems from my first poetry book, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022), which will debut on October 15. It will be available on Amazon in Kindle and print formats as well as at some bookshops.
My gratitude to Spillwords for publishing my poem about the collateral damage of Putin’s unhinged attack on Ukraine. I have friends from Ukraine who have lost track of loved ones or who fret daily for their family and friends. The poem leads us to see that war only causes unresolved pain and grief, which eats our bones and dissolves our joints. Still we carry the hunched, bearded signs as honking cars speed by.
Collateral Damage written by: Barbara Harris Leonhard @BarbaraLeonhar4 Viktoriia’s sign, “Children are not Nazis!” My sign promotes compassion, kindness, unity. With hearts dressed in colors for Ukraine. 61 more words
-Walter Bargen (Amazon bio) has published 25 books of poetry. Recent books include: THE FEAST (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004), DAYS LIKE THIS ARE NECESSARY (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2009), TROUBLE BEHIND GLASS DOORS (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013), Too Quick for the […]
Paul Brookes just published an interview with Walter Bargen, Missouri’s first Poet Laureate. In this interview, Bargen is generous with thoughts and information about poetry, and he offers several of his poems. I highly recommend any of his books.
I am excited beyond words to announce that Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women is now the No.1 Bestselling New Release in Poetry Anthologies in both Paperback and Kindle formats: Chart-topping success!Thank you to everyone who has helped create a buzz around the launch of the anthology, and to all who have bought…
I hope you have a chance to view this poetry reading. I teared up hearing the powerful words. The stories were so emotional that some poets didn’t want to read their work, which is understandable, so I volunteered to read for them. Reading someone else’s poetry in their presence is both intimate and healing.
Anthologies like this one help us lift each other up and build community. Sharing our grief with the world is healing. These poets tell us we are not alone. I was able to see myself in many of the stories I heard at the anthology launch today. Poetry is indeed the memoir of the soul.
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong WomenWounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women is out! To the readers: A stunning poetry anthology. From its gorgeous pages, pain driven away by healing. Souls who endured, fought, and won. Some of them still waiting to win. Empowerment. We all need it. The life of women. We all…
At the time of this post, the anthology is running #4 in hot new releases! The launch party is tomorrow, Saturday, June 18 on YouTube at 3:00pm London time, which is 9:00am Central Standard Time. The reading will be recorded. I’ll be reading two poems. To access the reading: https://youtu.be/kEd7FFO4ufA
You are cordially invited to the Launch Party for the highly anticipated anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, edited by Gabriela Marie Milton (Short Prose) and published by Ingrid Wilson’s company EIF (Experiments in Fiction).
The Launch Party will be live on YouTube on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00PM London time (or 9:00AM CST). Join us to hear authors read their works. I will be reading two poems. You may access the event with this link: https://youtu.be/kEd7FFO4ufA
You are welcome to share the YouTube link with family and friends.
Art by Nick Revees Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022 Dear Readers, I am delighted to announce that Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2022. It has been an honor and a pleasure to edit…
I’m so honored to have three poems sitting humbly along side so many fine pieces of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in this anthology Well Versed 2022, which is available on Amazon both in print and on Kindle. Your next summer read!
I was so honored and delighted to be interviewed by Eri Nelson on her Vlogging Blog at She Shed Studios this evening. Eri asked me insightful questions about my book, which will be published soon by EIF (Experiments in Fiction), Ingrid Wilson’s company. “Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir”. I have described it in a recent blog post. It is expected out this fall.