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

Five Star Review Sunday – “Gas Station Road Map”

Since I’m a big Steely Dan fan I, of course, love this review I received for my book “Gas Station Road Map”! Steven Harz takes me back to a time when Steely Dan was on the radio and I was finding myself as a person. Very insightful and very talented. Looking forward to more ofContinue reading “Five Star Review Sunday – “Gas Station Road Map””

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””

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!””

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.

“Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor

He drove along listening to James Taylor sing a new version of an old Glen Campbell song and watched October in Connecticut fly by the morning skyline in a blur of golden leaves and crisp blue skies. With the window down and the breeze hitting his exposed arm he raised his sunglasses in order toContinue reading ““Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor”

“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”

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: “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””

My book, “More Pennies Than Water”

My book, “More Pennies Than Water” 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.Continue reading “My book, “More Pennies Than Water””

A truly great read! “Green Grass Grace” by Shawn McBride

Since I am reading “Green Grass Grace” for the 8th time I thought I’d share this great novel with everyone.  Shawn McBride is not only wickedly hysterical, but writes with a tremendous amount of heart. This is one of my favorite books! (If you are interested in joining my mailing list and receiving regular updates on,Continue reading “A truly great read! “Green Grass Grace” by Shawn McBride”

“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””

Book trailer for my poetry and flash fiction book “Songs you can’t dance to”

Please take a look at the trailer for my book of flash fiction and poetry, “Songs you can’t dance to” (available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble)