In his second collection of poetry, D. Michael Hardy explores the idea of the past as ghosts we must learn to accept, as pieces of ourselves that both comfort and haunt us, from childhood memories and lost friends, to the places we once lived and the people we'll never see again.
The Ghosts of Us is a haunting collection of poetry that reminds us of all the things we’ve left unsaid, undone, and unresolved. It is a stark reminder to cherish every moment, love more often, live without regrets, and above all, to love yourself, even in your darkest moments.
Influenced by the poetry of Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, and Leonard Cohen, D. Michael Hardy explores the depths of the human heart and soul in this collection of raw, unflinching and evocative poetry, accompanied by haunting black and white photography.
Pain and Longing tells a story of love, loss, and the heartache that inevitably follows. It is a moving portrait of romance and regret, depression and loneliness, the joys of solitude and the will to carry on.
Nominated for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2018 -
Best Book by a Local Author Published in the Last Twelve Months!
In 2015, after Donald Trump announced his run for president, a group of Tampa Bay-area writers gathered for a Halloween event and tackled the writing prompt of “What would the world look like if Trump becomes president?”
The answers were horrifying, hilarious, and surprisingly accurate.
Now, we’ve brought these satirical stories together in an anthology, so readers can compare these authors’ predictions to reality.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the ACLU of Florida.