Nomination for Publication of the Year on Spillwords

My poem, “Marie Kondo Cleans My Purse at Starbucks” has been nominated Publication of the Year on Spillwords. The poem follows. If you like the poem, would you vote for it? It would mean a lot to me. The poem is included in my debut poetry collection, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022). Congratulations... Continue Reading →

“Hidden in Childhood” (Ed. Gabriela Marie Milton) Coming Soon

Gabriela Marie Milton has only produced best sellers. Her writing is soul song, rich with luscious imagery. Her anthology, “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women” was a huge success. Now she has formed her own publishing company, Literary Revelations, and her first publication is an anthology entitled “Hidden In Childhood”, which will launch... 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 →

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir by Barbara Harris Leonhard

Thank you, Gabriela, for publishing a poem from my new poetry book! I appreciate all that you do! You can access the publication in the link below. Congratulations to Barbara on the publication of her fantastic book Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. The book was published recently and I … Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir by... Continue Reading →

My Encephalitis Story Featured on the Encephalitis Society Site

Here is the link to my story. The rest of my blog is about how my case of encephalitis relates to my care for Mom when she was navigating Alzheimer’s. https://www.encephalitis.info/barbaras-story In my debut poetic memoir published last week on Amazon (Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir), I tell about my miraculous recovery from measles encephalitis.... Continue Reading →

Out Now! ‘Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir’ — Experiments in Fiction

Ingrid Wilson, my publisher (EIF- Three-Penny Memories) posted this before my Zoom Launch event started. My reading went very well. Unable to sleep, I stayed up most of the night promoting the launch and outlining my reading. Despite my lack of sleep, I felt energized by the love and support. I cried and choked on... Continue Reading →

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