Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart”

Earlier this year I decided to release a small, but strong, sample of my work that includes both short fiction and poetry. This book is tilted “Misplaced Heart” after one of my favorite pieces contained within. Also, in order to entice more people to take a look, the eBook was priced at just 99 cents!Continue reading “Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart””

Five Star Sunday book review: “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose”

I am very proud of this review of my book, “More Pennies Than Water” “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose. Harz succeeds with engulfing his readers with the ‘three R’s, you Read, you Reminisce, you Relax.’ For those of us from the baby boomer generation this author creates into poem a warm refreshingContinue reading “Five Star Sunday book review: “Harz delivers his work with passion and purpose””

Retro Post Monday: my poem “Songs you can’t dance to”

This week we go back in time to take a look at the title piece from my first book, “Songs You Can’t Dance To” (which is available in ebook format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble). Enjoy!! https://stevenharz.com/2012/11/21/poem-songs-you-cant-dance-to/

Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!”

I love this review of ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’!! — “Captivating! Must read! LOVE this. Started to read it, couldn’t put it down….and have gone back to read it again. Completely captivated. Such powerful feelings behind this writing. I feel like I am looking not Steve’s open heart and somehow invading his privacy. SoContinue reading “Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!””

#FridayReads: “Tie-Dyed tomorrow”

Deep in a well called yesterday your love letters to me water damaged and smelling like the year before last are attached with twigs to the mossy stone wall attempting to dry while the fairy tale’s damp blue ink separates on the pages surrounding me with a tie-dyed tomorrow absent of us for now, soContinue reading “#FridayReads: “Tie-Dyed tomorrow””

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””

Retro Post Monday: “Seated at the right hand”

This week for Retro Post Monday, please go back in time and enjoy my poem “Seated at the right hand”: https://stevenharz.com/2013/08/29/my-poem-seated-at-the-right-hand/ “Seated at the right hand” originally appeared in my book, “Gas Station Road Map” available at Amazon.

“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”

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””

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”

Backroad Love Story: “Charting a path”

Each night I press my ear to your empty pillow as if it were a seashell, conch or nautilus and while your voice used to echo each night that we were forever and anchored and true your pillow now only provides me with the deafening silence of distant waves from a now vacant shore whereContinue reading “Backroad Love Story: “Charting a path””

Poem: “Hallowed ground”

To much of the world hallowed ground is a grotto under a church in oh little town. To others it’s a sacred monolith in Mecca or along the banks of the river Ganges. Some feel it’s the killing fields of Gettysburg or where their hearts are buried South Dakota. And others find hallowed two holesContinue reading “Poem: “Hallowed ground””