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 →

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 →

Poetry Reading 4 “Three-Penny Memories”: “Departing from Gate 3”

Why does my book title, Three-Penny Memories, have the number 3 in it? Read on and then listen to my recording of a poem from Chapter 3, "Departing from Gate 3". When you see the number 3, what do you think of? This number represents many triads in our culture: mind-body-soul, birth-life-death, harmony-balance-wisdom, beginning-middle-end, and... Continue Reading →

The Song of River Grass by Barbara Leonhard

The Song of River Grass by Barbara Leonhardsite: https://extraordinarysunshineweaver.blog/ Seedlings in spring,tall grasses in summer sun. We swish … The Song of River Grass by Barbara Leonhard My gratitude to Gabriela Marie Milton, editor for MasticadoresUSA for publishing my poem and video! I’m bending the moon to learn new skills, like creating videos for YouTube.... 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 →

Ode to the Wounds by Barbara Harris Leonhard — MasticadoresUsa // Editora: Gabriela Marie Milton

My gratitude to Gabriela Marie Milton for publishing my poem today! Thank you for reading and sharing comments! I appreciate all of you! image: Pixabay by KELLEPICS Ode to the Wounds by Barbara Harris Leonhard https://www.extraordinarysunshineweaver.blog.@BarbaraLeonhar4 The stabs, jabs, stinging words.The betrayals yoked to the neck.The grief planking the lost heart. The abandonment stretchedinto the... Continue Reading →

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