Jeff Flesche’s book with EIF- Experiments in Fiction, Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, debuts tomorrow, September 1, 2022, on Amazon.com. This post catalogues his recordings of poems from his collection, the great reviews he has received so far, and his author Q&A on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/embed/IeH_cyw3vgA?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&start=47&wmode=transparent My Dearest Friends, It’s been an amazing month, filled... Continue Reading →
Poetry Mini Interview II
Thank you, Thomas Whyte, for offering these interviews! I hope my readers check out your rich website for other interviews. His question was, How did you first engage with poetry? http://poetryminiinterviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Barbara%20Leonhard The featured image is an original neurographica art piece of mine. My teachers reside here: https://neurographicacademy.com/
Vote for Author/Publication of the Month at Spillwords.com — Becoming and Beholding
My sister Cynthia Cady Stanton (Becoming and Beholding) has a poem nominated for Publication of the Month at Spillwords! I think it’s cool we both have nominations this month. It would be great if we both won! I think it’s amazing that this is her first submission to Spillwords. I’m so proud of her! Here... Continue Reading →
Nominated for Author of the Month at Spillwords!
I’m excited and grateful to announce I’ve been nominated for Author of the Month at Spillwords Press. The voting period is August 26-29. I hope I can get your vote. The competition is stiff. I’m humbled to have my name listed with these fine writers. The poem I have up there this month is about... Continue Reading →
Invite to a special event with EIF and Jeff Flesch!
In preparation for the launch of his debut poetry collection, Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Jeff Flesch and I will be hosting a special Zoom … Invite to a special event with EIF and Jeff Flesch! A fellow poet with Ingrid Wilson’s highly successful publishing company, Experiments in Fiction. Join Jeff’s party and enjoy... Continue Reading →
Poetry Mini Interview I
Thomas Whyte is publishing a five-part interview with me on his blog Poetry Mini Interviews. I appreciate the many people who promote artists and writers. As many of you writers know, writing can be lonely because we do it in a space with just our imaginations and writing implements. Also, even though we get peer... Continue Reading →
I Have an Upcoming Interview with Bloomsbury Radio in London, England
Victoria Onofrei interviewed me for her show Victoria in Verse. https://www.bil.ac.uk/bloomsburyradio/ (Click this link to join). 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... Continue Reading →
Collateral Damage — Spillwords
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... Continue Reading →