Poetry / “Cereal box decoder ring”

Cereal box decoder ring   Your pink pillow now missing had been inside an invisible box with a Crayola note on the back of a love letter treasure map saying something about ‘in case of emergency’   So I go to my drawer and find my cereal box secret decoder ring to decode your internal…

Book trailer for “Blessed”

Book trailer for “Blessed” Book trailer for “Blessed” “Blessed” is from my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Songs you can’t dance to” (Now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)

Another nice review of “Songs you can’t dance to”

Another nice review of “Songs you can’t dance to” “Thoroughly enjoyed all the poems and short stories. Steven let me feel his pain and enjoy his humor! I found myself remembering when I was young and in love. Wonderful memories!” Thanks for such nice words!!! (to get to the book on Amazon click the link….

Video presentation of “Bryant Park 4/10/09”

“Bryant Park 4/10/09” from the book of poetry and short fiction by Steven Harz titled “Songs you can’t dance to” – available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble by searching ‘steven harz’

Advanced review of my eBook “Songs you can’t dance to”

“Harz captures the exhilaration, pain and frustration of love all the while making you strive to find the perfect balance. The feel good ones like “Red”, “Context”, “Order”, “Written History” and of course, “Songs You Can’t Dance to” bring an urge to find the one we love and let them know NOW! While others such…

Eric Darby performs “Scratch and Dent Dreams” – fantastic!

One of my all-time favorites. “I’m tired of seeing this whole world bet on going big or giving up. Only handing out glory to newspaper headlines and story book endings, ‘cause the truth is I think we need those swing sets most on the rainy days.”

Flash fiction: “Harvest”

Every fall rain or shine – shine is better – the trek to a town 30 minutes to the south (is anything in Connecticut really south?) is made by he and his boys and this one-day round trip has been made ten years running and now seems like a reflex rather than a plan. For…

Flash fiction excerpt: “el Adios”

The red brick walls and pea green trim look tired and the rust on the window frames is visible from any distance. This decay is amplified by the beautiful sepia brick replacement being built to its right. As much as you want (need) the building to be there forever, and wonder from your home three…

Poem: “Back to the future”

When I look at the two of you it is apparent (at least to me) that one of you is looking forward and one is looking back.   The one that is outgoing and gregarious looks hopefully to the uncertainty of the future and the one that is introverted and retrospective looks longingly for the…

Excerpt from, “A dent and the other half of a smile”

(This story, in its entirety, is contained in my book of poetry and short fiction titled, “Songs you can’t dance to” – available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble by searching ‘steven harz’) — He doesn’t recall how they’d actually met – Sunday school or second grade or summers at the swim club – all he remembered…