Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay
I'll be the first to admit this took me completely by surprise, but my first book, Pain & Longing, has been nominated for Best Book by a Local Author Published in the Last Twelve Months! I'm honored to have been included in this.
Check out my first interview, by Florida author Steph Post, in which I discuss my influences, how I handle writer's block, and what it means to me to be a successful author...
This Friday, I'm bringing you something new: an interview with author and photographer D. Michael Hardy. In his debut collection, Pain & Longing, Hardy combines unflinching, soul-searching poems with gorgeous black and white photographs in a compelling exploration of the razor's edge of solitude. Just in time for National Poetry Month!
Steph Post: How do you handle writer’s block?
D. Michael Hardy: Whenever I’m feeling stuck I put on music – jazz, darkwave, trip hop - something that conveys the mood of the piece I’m working on. Music has saved my life on countless occasions, and it almost never fails to trigger the flow of words when I start thinking I’ll never be able to write another word again. Going for a long walk, especially after dark, when there’s nothing but you and the stars and the creatures of the night, also helps clear my head of all the distractions life throws at you and get my head back in the game.
4th Annual OE Book Fair
I will be on site at the 4th Annual OE Book Fair in Tampa on April 29th selling and signing copies of my book, Pain & Longing: Poetry and Photography. Purchases will also include a free bookmark and photo opportunities. Come out and say hello!
New Short Story Published...
My short story, The Unimaginable, will be published in an anthology titled "Dawn of the Donald", a collection of fictional stories by local Tampa Bay writers, based on their predictions of the Trump presidency. The stories featured range from horror to comedy, science fiction to literary fiction. Release date April 5th, 2018.
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2/16/19 - Savannah, Georgia
Telfair Square, Downtown Historic Savannah
Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
2/2/19 - St Petersburg, Florida
2001 1st Avenue S, St Pete, FL 33712
7/28/18 - Ybor City, Florida
Open Mic Night
1907 N 19th St, Tampa, FL 33605
4/29/18 - Tampa, Florida
4th Annual OE Book Fair
The Oxford Exchange
420 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
4/28/18 - Pinellas Park, Florida
Independent Bookstore Day
& Art Walk
Pinellas Park Arts Village
5741 75th ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
4/14/18 - St Petersburg, Florida
Dawn of the Donald anthology book release
2444 Central ave, St Petersburg, FL 33713
3/10/18 - St Petersburg, Florida
Kerouac Night at The Flamingo
The Flamingo Sports Bar
1230 9th St N., St Pete, FL 33705
2/25/18 - Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Pain & Longing Book Launch
Private Location - Invite only
5:30 - 7:30pm