Submission Call!!

I’m the new editor for MasticadoresUSA, and it’s been fun to communicate with authors and publish their work. Take a look here. Readers have enjoyed poetry, prose poetry, poetic memoir, short memoir, and fiction from talented writers from age 14 and up. I would like to publish at least 5 times a week, so I... Continue Reading →

Poetry Book Reviews: Barbara Harris Leonhard and River Dixon

My gratitude to Dawn Pisturino for her insightful review of my poetic memoir, Three-Penny Memories (EIF - Experiments in Fiction, 2022). Dawn you heard my voice and saw my heart! (Photo by Hayley Maxwell on Unsplash) Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir by Barbara Harris Leonhard (2022).        Available on … Poetry Book Reviews: Barbara... Continue Reading →

“The Bittersweet” by Barbara Harris Leonhard

I created this video poem with the help of Ken Gierke (, who edited it. It’s published on MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

Dancing in midair

in delirium

without falling.

What holds me –

A leaf on a tiny thread

of a spider’s weaving?

Am I suspended

by my dizzying

uncertainty and fear?

Or is it

a divine umbilical beam

spinning me

in wild joy?

Is it both – the tether

of dubiety and divinity?

I cling

to the fluttering hope

of a spider’s grace.

YouTube Video: by Barbara Leonhard. Edited by Ken Gierke (
Featured Image: by Foto Reith, Pixabay

Barbara is author of Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF- Experiments in Fiction, 2022). A poem from this collection was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2022. Also, on Spillwords, Barbara was voted Author of the Month of October 2021, nominated Author of the Year for 2021, and recognized as a Spillwords Socialite of the Year in 2021. In November 2022, she became Editor for MasticadoresUSA. Barbara enjoys bringing writers together…

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Video Reading: “Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars”

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Ingrid Wilson, Editor and Owner of EIF, Experiments in Fiction. This poem is in my debut poetry collection, "Three Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir", which opened on Amazon as the #1 Release in Family Poetry. Since then it has been on and off the best-seller list in three categories.... Continue Reading →

“Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize! — Experiments in Fiction

I’m so honored to have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Thank you, Ingrid, for publishing my book and going the extra mile to nominate “Mom and I Play Lassos with our Hysterectomy Scars” for this prestigious prize. I’m truly grateful! It is my pleasure to announce that I have nominated Barbara Harris Leonhard’s... Continue Reading →

An Insightful Review of Three-Penny Memories

I’m humbled and grateful for this review written by Aarik Danielsen, the Arts and Culture Editor for the Columbia Tribune. He’s an amazing writer, and I felt moved to tears. He truly witnessed my soul. Barbara Harris Leonhard Amazon Best-Selling Author Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022) Pushcart Poet Nominee, 2022... Continue Reading →

Now Open for Business: Literary Revelations Publishing House – Call for submissions: Hidden in Childhood: a poetry anthology — Short Prose

Gabriela Marie Milton has a new publishing house and is seeking submissions for an anthology! Now Open for Business: Literary Revelations Publishing House Dear Readers, I am thrilled to let you know that Literary Revelations Publishing House is now open for business. We are dedicated to publishing the best poetry, short stories, art, interviews, and... Continue Reading →

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