Way back in the 1960s, my family moved to Roanoke, Missouri. Dad had accepted a teaching position at Central Methodist College (now a university). He…“My Gratitude: How an Owl Woke Me Up” by Barbara Harris Leonhard
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 Amazon.com. … Poetry Book Reviews: Barbara... Continue Reading →
“The Bittersweet” by Barbara Harris Leonhard
I created this video poem with the help of Ken Gierke (rivrvlogr.com), who edited it. It’s published on MasticadoresUSA.
MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard
Dancing in midair
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
in wild joy?
Is it both – the tether
of dubiety and divinity?
to the fluttering hope
of a spider’s grace.
YouTube Video: by Barbara Leonhard. Edited by Ken Gierke (rivrvlogr.com)
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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EIF Titles: Kindle Sale!
My publisher, EIF- Experiments in Fictions, is having a sale of its Kindle books! Just in time for the holidays! Ingrid Wilson, owner and editor of EIF, has had a great first year with best sellers! Congratulations, Ingrid! It has been a year since I launched Experiments in Fiction as a business, and what a... Continue Reading →
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! https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_u0kuc3DTOSjAEL&asin=B0BH99FS2T&tag=kpembed-20 It is my pleasure to announce that I have nominated Barbara Harris Leonhard’s... Continue Reading →
About MasticadoresUSA and the New Submission Guidelines
About MasticadoresUSA and the New Submission Guidelines Big News! This week I assumed the role of Editor of MasticadoresUSA and will try to live up to the standards set by Gabriela Marie Milton. I'm very humbled and excited. I'm posting the submission guidelines on my blog to encourage you to submit to MasticadoresUSA. This link... 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. https://www.columbiatribune.com/story/entertainment/books/2022/11/05/how-columbia-author-barbara-leonhard-faced-griefs-pointed-questions/69610771007/ 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 →