Barbara Harris Leonhard reads from ‘Three-Penny Memories’

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, Barnes & and selected bookstores. Barbara’s Poem, “Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in November 2022.

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  1. 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!)

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