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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Video Poem: The Caregiver’s Craft

https://videopress.com/v/e7Gd3BRe?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fextraordinarysunshineweaver.files.wordpress.com%2F2022%2F09%2Fimg_4045.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I created a video poem for “The Caregiver’s Craft”, which is in my poetic memoir, Three-Penny Memories, now available on Amazon. For this movie, I selected a random sampling of photos of Mom mostly. The music is public domain, available on my iMovie app. I believe it was called “Hope”. The featured image is... 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 →

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