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…