A long time contributor and supporter of Free Verse Revolution, Barbara Harris Leonhard, has just published a poetic memoir titled Three-Penny Memories. The memoir is published with Experiments in Fiction, founded by another wonderful contributor to FVR, Ingrid Wilson. I wanted to show my support for Barbara's work as Three-Penny Memories has been a long time in the making and it's a stunning, personal collection. Below you will find my praise for Barbara's work as well as relevant links!
“Ever since Barbara Leonhard's first submission to Free Verse Revolution, her work has been a pleasure to read. Leonhard is a storyteller; her poetry shares lived experience as well as narratives she has listened to or witnessed in her writing journey. Her work is always refreshingly honest and human, In fact, I find her portrayal of a parent/child relationship in this collection to be incredibly raw and moving. And it has been particularly special to experience the development of Leonhard's craft over the past few years. I am grateful to have worked with Barbara Leonhard and to have published many of her poems about her and her mother. It is about time these pieces had a very special home of their own, in this collection.”