“Review of Glass Awash, by Ken Gierke” by Barbara Leonhard

I wrote a review of Ken Gierke’s stunning debut poetry collection. You can find it at MasticadoresUSA. What immediately impresses the reader is the cover, which displays stones hewn into glass by water and time. Different shades of blue and green, … “Review of Glass Awash, by Ken Gierke” by Barbara Leonhard Divider Image: by GDJ on... 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 →

Audio of 4 Poems from “Three-Penny Memories” and Invite to Our Zoom Launch Party on October 15!

In the past four weeks, I’ve posted audio of four poems from my debut poetic memoir, “Three-Penny Memories”, which launches on Amazon on October 15. Here are links to those posts if you would like to listen again and read about the poems. Scroll down for the Zoom link to my one-hour Zoom Q&A/ Reading... 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 →

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