Aladdin’s lamp Beneath where your hair falls when wet and just above where my arms rest during morning shower hugs is a birthmark in the shape of a magic lamp that used to make you laugh but has made me thankful each day for our too-brief one thousand and one nights and beyond my arm…
For this week’s edition of Spoken Word Thursday we are fortunate to listen to Kait Rokowski performing “Nails” – enjoy. Grand Slam 2012 – Round 3 – Kait Rokowski reading…: http://youtu.be/W4_uEOIDnp4
Thanks for visiting The Poetry Blog! “Songs you can’t dance to” is the title piece of my first book – please check it out!
Halo You disconnected your halo but I still saw the light. — copyright 2014 Steven Harz — please visit my Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Steven-Harz/e/B00AY4SAZ4/
I love the work of Gabriel Gadfly, so we take a return visit to his site for this week’s Reblog Tuesday for “Why I Hate Reading Maps” – this is simple. brief, and heartfelt. Hopefully you enjoy it! http://gabrielgadfly.com/poetry/why-i-hate-reading-maps/
I cannot think of any better way to enter the new year than to listen to Eric Darby’s performance of “Scratch and Dent Dreams” from the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals. If you’ve seen this before you already know that it’s tremendous!
A nice way to end 2014 – my poem “Search” was published to the website of revolutionary indie publisher Tipsy Lit. Please take a look (and also spend some time there – a lot of great work!) http://tipsylit.com/2014/12/30/search/
During my weekly spin through the poetry blogosphere I was happy to come across the site of Chelsea Coreen (link below) and in doing so was struck by her poem “The Patron Saint of Drunk Girls at Homecoming Dances” – first, because the title is provocative and then because the work itself is wonderful. Here it…
Although not really a Christmas poem, since this piece mentions Christmas, and is a great read, I’m counting it! We have visited Tipsy Lit before – a lot of great stuff over there! Also, we have featured Nicole Marie in the past and I’m sure we will again – I really like her work. http://tipsylit.com/2014/12/20/she-unfolded/
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…
Shane Koyczan,once again, nails it, which is why he’s back for this week’s Spoken Word Thursday. With ‘Heaven, or Whatever’ he once again nails it as this is funny, sad, thought-provoking, and well worth the few minutes it takes to watch – personally this week I’ve watched it at least a half dozen times. Enjoy!
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/
This week we watch Marina Keegan performing “Bygones” at WORDs of Prey from the Fall of 2010. “…and i cry because everything is so beautiful and so short.”
In this week’s episode of Reblog Tuesday we visit the blog of Oregon-based poet Doc Luben – ‘Diesel Powered Rag Doll’ – and specifically his poem titled “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes”. This poem is terrific in written form, and is very powerfully delivered in spoken word (coming soon…). Enjoy! https://doclubenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/90701663175/14-lines-from-love-letters-or-suicide-notes
Please enjoy this blast from the past – my poem “Charting a path” https://stevenharz.com/2013/01/02/poem-charting-a-path/