Anyone who has read Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir by Barbara Harris Leonhard will be moved and entertained by this hour-long program of readings and discussion around her book. The reading was given online for the Normal Public Library in Illinois. In it, she reads several poems, and talks about the inspiration behind the memoir and its distinct narrative:
Three-Penny Memories is published by EIF and available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and selected bookstores. Barbara’s Poem, “Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in November 2022.
Thank you, Ingrid, I’ll definitely be watching …
Thank you for sharing, Ingrid!
My pleasure Merril 😊
Thank you, Ingrid, for the link to Barbara’s YouTube reading of her poems. I found them relatable to some of my experiences with my own mother. 🙂
I think that many people will. Thank you Cheryl 😊
Oo, what a lovely talk on the inspiration behind this Three Penny Memories and reading from this book! 🙂
Thank you Layla – I agree 😊
Excellent collection! I am overdue a review on Barbara’s book. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you, Michele-no worries though! 😊
You are welcome! Thank you.
Congratulations to Barbara on this great opportunity and wonderful reading. Love her reading so straight from the hip and natural! 💞
Thank you for visiting, Cindy 😊
It’s a pleasure!❣️
Barbara’s poetry is moving and honest. The poems form a story. I suppose that story is the memoir. The book is an achievement. Wonderful language and content. (By the way, I love Barbara’s hair in this video!)