I am delighted to present the third in a series of readings from Barbara Harris Leonhard’s debut poetry collection, Three-Penny Memories, A Poetic … Poetry Reading from Barbara Harris Leonhard and Launch Event news! I am so grateful to Ingrid Wilson (EIF-Experiments in Fiction) for her beautiful work on my poetry collection. She’s polished it... Continue Reading →
Poetry Reading 3: Three-Penny Memories, “The Caregiver’s Craft”
In Poetry Reading 1 (the Sept. 16 post), I introduced my debut poetry book and spoke about caregiving. I promised to read “The Caregiver’s Craft”, which is in Chapter 2 of my poetic memoir, Three-Penny Memories. My book will be released on October 15, 2022, on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format. in Chapter 2,... Continue Reading →
A Review of Three-Penny Memories by Susi Bocks!
Family dynamics, especially those shrouded in dysfunction, can be challenging to navigate; caring for a mother with Alzheimer's makes it all the more difficult. However, in Barbara Leonhard's first book, she faces this journey with courage. Three-Penny Memories left me recalling many of my childhood wounds and wondering if I would have handled them either... Continue Reading →
Book Launch for Three-Penny Memories!
I received the book proof! The book will be released on Amazon on October 15, 2022. I am so grateful to Ingrid Wilson, owner of EIF - Experiments in Fiction, who patiently and professionally led me through this process of book production. When I let go of my manuscript, I felt like I was sending... Continue Reading →
100 Homemade Cherry Pies
Mother is either looking up a recipe or reading a Perry Mason mystery Spoiler alert! This is a long post to read, but you can listen to the audio (10 minutes) if you prefer. It isn't a poetic reading from my book, just another memoir piece. I included photos of Mom and me. While I... Continue Reading →
Poetry Reading 2: Three-Penny Memories, “Hyperion Raises Doubts”
Hello and Welcome! I invite you to listen to my discussion of Chapter 1 in my debut poetry book, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, and my reading of my poem “Hyperion Raises Doubts”. The audio explains the themes and stories in Chapter 1. The audio is around 10 minutes long. Upcoming Launch Events for “Three-Penny... Continue Reading →
Three-Penny Memories -Complete Book Cover!
Hey, everyone! Here is my book cover, front and back, for Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. It’s a hefty baby, 185 pages! the blurbs on the back are very positive. My publisher, Ingrid Wilson (EIF - Experiments in Fiction), told me that reading it was like reading a novel. That’s the magic of memoir. My... Continue Reading →
My Mourning Heart by Barbara Harris Leonhard
My Mourning Heart by Barbara Harris Leonhard site: extraordinarysunshineweaver.blog@BarbaraLeonhar4 -In response to “Melancholie”, a Statue created … My Mourning Heart by Barbara Harris Leonhard Thank you, Gabriela Marie Milton, for publishing my poem on MasticadoresUSA today!
Poetry Reading 1: Introducing “Three-Penny Memories”
. I’m so grateful to you all for following the production of my debut poetry book, “Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir”. You’re the best! The cover reveal was yesterday! In this audio reading, I explain the cover and read the first poem, “Excavating the Heart Wall of Grief”, which is a prologue to the the... Continue Reading →
Coming Soon: ‘Three-Penny Memories’ by Barbara Harris Leonhard — Experiments in Fiction
EIF is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Barbara Harris Leonard’s debut poetry collection: Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. The book, which is due for release on 15 October 2022, tells the story of the author’s changing relationship with her mother through a series of logically connected narrative poems. About the Author Barbara Harris… Coming... Continue Reading →