Friday Poetry: “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 scars And for external scars I…

Spoken Word Wednesday: “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by @Kevin_Kantor

This week on Spoken Word Wednesday I’d like to share “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by Kevin Kantor. This is both funny and poignant and discusses feelings and emotions (and yes, they are two different things, Mom) that we have all experienced and perhaps tried to avoid (or not…) in the foundational stages of a relationship. “…you covered…

In memory of the late, great Russ Poole

After a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer, the father of one of my long-time, very dear, friends has passed. I wrote, and posted, the following upon hearing of his initial diagnosis. The date was June 24, 2008: “What’s up, Jack?” was usually the greeting when we entered the house, even though none of us…

“An Umbrella For The Bomb Drop” is now on Book Club Reading List

My fourth book, and first almost entirely consisting of short fiction (as opposed to my usual poetry offerings), has been included on Book Club Reading List: “In his fourth book, “An Umbrella For The Bomb Drop”, Steven Harz offers a collection of 15 short stories that move between the emerging loves of our youths to…

Poetry / “Kingsfoil”

Kingsfoil You sing me morning dove lullabies on a Kingsfoil night after spending the day with my hand in your back pocket watching your Ferris Wheel halo and cotton candy smile and thinking that our love is as fragile as a shopping center carnival goldfish or as angry as a South Pacific coconut land crab…

Book Review: “Let The Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

I am a lover of titles and often times am drawn to a book due to a provocative title, and “Let The Great World Spin” is a case in point. Walking through Barnes and Noble I’s seen this book on the end cap and immediately was drawn to the title – I found it immediately…

Spoken Word Wednesday: Sierra DeMulder’s “Today Means Amen”

One of my favorite poets – written or spoken word – is Sierra DeMulder. Her writing is tremendously powerful and her writing will kick you in the ass with every word. I strongly suggest her book “New Shoes on a Dead Horse” – I’ve read it and re-read it multiple times. Enjoy her spoken word…