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... Continue Reading →
‘Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars’ Reading
Today, it is an honour to share Barbara Harris Leonhard's reading of her Pushcart nominated poem, 'Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars.' It is a direct, fearless and moving poem, but I will let Barbara speak for herself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiBtEK_9OPI Thank you to everyone who has bought and reviewed books in the EIF... Continue Reading →
“Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
It is my pleasure to announce that I have nominated Barbara Harris Leonhard's poem, "Mom and I Play Lassos with Our Hysterectomy Scars" for a Pushcart Prize. The poem is from Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, published by EIF in October 2022. I chose this particular poem because, although it forms an integral part of... Continue Reading →
A Video Poem from ‘Three-Penny Memories’
It has been an exciting week following the launch of Barbara Harris Leonhard's debut poetry collection, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir. The book reached the #1 New Release slot in Family Poetry, making this another EIF bestselling title! Huge congratulations to Barbara on this well-deserved accolade: No.1 New Release in Family Poetry! To celebrate the... Continue Reading →
Out Now! ‘Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir’
I am delighted to announce the successful publication of Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, the debut poetry collection from Barbara Harris Leonhard. The book is available from Amazon in both Kindle and paperback format: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Penny-Memories-Barbara-Harris-Leonhard-ebook/dp/B0BH99FS2T/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= And here are the links to buy the book in various countries: UKFranceSpainItalyJapanCanadaAustraliaIndia Huge congratulations are due to Barbara, both... Continue Reading →
‘Three-Penny Memories’ launches tomorrow!
It is a great honour to announce that Barbara Harris Leonhard's debut poetry collection, Three Penny Memories, A Poetic Memoir, will be published tomorrow. The book will be available to purchase via Amazon. If, for any reason, you do not have access to Amazon markets, please contact me via email (email@example.com) to discuss alternative purchase... Continue Reading →
Barbara Harris Leonhard reads ‘Departing from Gate 3’
In the final of her series of poetry readings in advance of the launch of Three-Penny Memories, A Poetic Memoir on 15 October, author Barbara Harris Leonhard reads her poem 'Departing from Gate 3,' which describes a dream she had following the death of her mother: Barbara Harris Leonhard reads 'Departing from Gate 3' To... Continue Reading →
Poetry Reading from Barbara Harris Leonhard and Launch Event news!
I am delighted to present the third in a series of readings from Barbara Harris Leonhard's debut poetry collection, Three-Penny Memories, A Poetic Memoir, which is due for release on 15 October 2022. In this recording, Barbara reads her poem, 'The Caregiver's Craft.' You can read more about the background to this poem in Barbara's... Continue Reading →
Poetry Reading and Cover Reveal from Barbara Harris Leonhard
Today, I am excited to reveal the full cover of Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, the debut poetry collection from Barbara Harris Leonhard, which will be published by EIF on 15 October 2022. I also present a recording in which the author gives some fascinating insights into the story behind the book, and reads her... Continue Reading →
Poetry Reading from Barbara Harris Leonhard
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.' The book cover, showing the collage which... Continue Reading →