Review / “Swaying to the Music: Coming of age love stories”

“Swaying to the Music” recently received this review and I thought it was very interesting! By skywise on August 1, 2015   Steven Harz’s poetry collection “Swaying to the Music” reminds me a bit of an old coffee shop I used to frequent. There was always this older gentleman, I don’t think I ever learned…

Poetry / “Chronicle”

Chronicle I am not glad that you are gone (have left) but I am thankful that while you were here I chronicled our love on my flesh but my art is not that of (clichéd) dragons and skulls or daggers (though this may be next) but of hearts and crosses and birds and Bible verses…

Poetry / “Abandoned funhouse mirror maze”

Abandoned funhouse mirror maze I’d been in need of something sturdy to stand next to because your kiss was so violent that it bruised and had purpose but that was before now and after then and I know why you had to leave Now I have empty buckets filled with blank letters that I’ve wanted…

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. So…

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 the…

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…

“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…

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…

A new poem: “Diner placemat love note”

Diner placemat love note   I have become a front porch Bell jar wino looking for yesterday but all I want is to be a back alley junkie freebasing glimpses of tomorrow and on each day of your absence I’ve received a morphine drip of your perceived value while fearing the dark and squinting to…

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 it…