In anticipation of the release of her debut poetry collection, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, hear poet Barbara Harris Leonhard talk about her book cover and give some background to the book, and listen to a moving reading of the opening poem, ‘Excavating the Heart Wall of Grief.’
Barbara & I will be sharing more of her poetry recordings in the run-up to the book’s release on 15 October 2022, both here and on her blog. I hope you enjoyed this recording!
You are the publisher we all wish we had, Ingrid.
You know where I am, Lou!
Thank you, Ingrid! 🤗♥️🌹
My pleasure Barbara 😊
That was a fantastic reading. Love how relaxed you sound. And the cover is precious. All the best to you going forward. Looking forward to read the lineup you have.
Thanks for sharing this, Ingrid. Splendid. Xoxo
Thank you so much, Selma. I was concerned I sounded nervous, but I’m happy you enjoyed the reading.
You’re a natural. Tremendously gorgeous. This book will bless the world. I know it. I’ll support you where I can. Tag me if you like. I’ll promote you. Be well. You are loved from across the ocean. Blessings. XoXo
Selma, you make my heart sing! Your words are so warm and loving. Thank you so much!
Thank you Selma 🙏
I enjoyed the post and the poetry reading. Thanks, Ingrid for sharing.
You are most welcome, Benjamin, thank you!
Thank you, Benjamin!
You are welcome! 💕 😊
A wonderful post and beautiful reading, Barbara. The poem is exquisitely beautiful.
I agree, Jeff: I love the title too!
Thank you, Ingrid!
Thank you, Jeff!
You’re welcome, Barbara! Always.
Very interested in this as I am writing a poetic memoir too. Congratulations on the new project, Ingrid.
Thank you, Rajani – I would be interested to hear about your project!
It’s currently on a new blog: seventyseveneast.wordpress.com with the poems and readings. Would be very interesting to read the book you are publishing and see what’s happening in the poetic memoir space.
Thank you, Rajani, I will take a look! I am tempted to write one myself, eventually…
Oh great! Will look forward to it! 🙂
Just give me a few more years!
Thank you, Rajani!
It’s great how your publishing is taking off Ingrid. Congratulations! I’m proud to have been a small part of it via your anthologies.
Thank you, Kim, it has been an honour to include your work!
The cover caught my eye immediately; it is elegant, attractive and interesting, and I loved the reading and description. Beautifully presented, Ingrid and Barbara!
Thank you Lia 🙏❤️
Thank you, Lia!
Congratulations to you Both. Love the cover Barbara and wonderful to hear you explaining it all. Love your pictures of your mother and mother. look forward to more. 💖
Thanks for tuning in Cindy 💖
Oh Yes, wouldn’t miss it💕
Thank you, Cindy!
Thanks, Ingrid. For all you do. XoXo
I agree! ♥️♥️♥️
Loved this longer spoken piece about the story behind this book! Beautiful. <3
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Jaya – thank you!
Wonderful. Looking forward to reading Barbara’s book.
Thank you, Gabriela: it is a fine poetry collection!