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

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 crabContinue reading “Poetry / “Kingsfoil””

New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series”

I have participated many times in the Iron Writer Challenge, and have been fortunate to win a few. In The Challenge 5 authors are given 4 disparate elements (in one case mine were a coconut, a wheel from a covered wagon, a vacuum tube radio and a Komodo dragon…!) and then have 5 days toContinue reading “New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series””

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

10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note”

Bullet proof sandwich board love note Long ago and far away I discovered chiseled hieroglyphics on cave walls by torchlight that foretold the story of how we would meet Then I drew our future with chalk on your sidewalk so vividly that it was erased by your father’s hose before April showers could wash itContinue reading “10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note””

10 second love story: “Misplaced heart”

Misplaced heart The morning news showed a story about a baby born with her heart on the outside and as we watched together you in your new world and me in our old one I touched the screen as it beat outside of her body and learned that doctors had to build a hole inContinue reading “10 second love story: “Misplaced heart””

Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy”

Tin Boy The simultaneous gloss and tack of the Ladies’ Home Journal ran beneath his first two fingers until they came to a stop on an address label showing that it was a mid-1970s October in Connecticut.  Since it was autumn and New England, the memories are tinted orange, and in this case it’s appropriateContinue reading “Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy””

“More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!

In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in “The Iron WriterContinue reading ““More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!”

My new book: “More Pennies Than Water”

Overview:  In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in ‘The IronContinue reading “My new book: “More Pennies Than Water””

10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand”

When you finally gained the strength or courage to roll back the stone that had kept me dead to you for three days or years (I’m not sure) I was missing or hiding from our love and the bandages that covered my emotional wounds were not folded neatly because they were still draped from myContinue reading “10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand””

Poem: “Unknown battle”

My written words are in an unknown battle with your unspoken thoughts and since neither are audible or discernible to the other or to us the fight will silently rage into the darkness until we are deafened by the peace that could have been — copyright 2013 Steven Harz — “Unknown battle” originally appeared inContinue reading “Poem: “Unknown battle””

Poetry / “A new cure”

Each day I collect couch cushion pennies Lincoln wheat copper zinc in a dented tin bucket that I stored secretly under our bed until the time came for me to need an abandoned wishing well Behind our house on welcome wooded walks path tracks bridge brook you gathered weeds and wildflowers in turn of theContinue reading “Poetry / “A new cure””

Excerpt from “Tie-dyed tomorrow”

“So knee-deep in desperation I whisper my dreams into the well’s leaky oaken bucket and pulling the old coarse rope my hopes ascend…” — copyright 2013 Steven Harz — “Tie-dyed tomorrow” is included in my latest ebook of fiction and poetry titled “Gas Station Road Map” – take a peek: http://www.amazon.com/Gas-Station-Road-Map-ebook/dp/B00CQ7KC3U

From my love poem “Two senses”

An excerpt from my poem “Two senses” “now that you are gone (have left) your missing voice is the loudest thing that I hear (in my head)” — copyright 2012 Steven Harz — From my book “Songs you can’t dance to” available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-You-Cant-Dance-ebook/dp/B00ATQW5XK

Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Here are a few lines form review of my book of love poems and flash fiction: “With ‘Songs you can’t dance to’ Steven Harz begins to explore the key components of the human experience.” “There is comfort in reading ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’. I challenge anyone to read this gem and not connect toContinue reading “Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to””

Love poem: Yo-yo love

As you know ours is a yo-yo love we are up and down and in an out Imperial and Butterfly rotational energy held together by thin twisted twine we are equal parts Walk-the-dog and Loop-the-Loop but now I am made to Sleep and before I awake am sent Around-the-World over hill and dale meadow andContinue reading “Love poem: Yo-yo love”