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Poem "Jack" to be Published in Poetry Anthology

D. Michael Hardy's poem "Jack" will be published in the anthology "Gulf Coast Poets, Florida Bards" by Local Gems Press. You can order copies on Amazon or directly through Local Gems Press.

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Essay on Medium

Read D. Michael Hardy's newest essay on his friend and author Ryan Leone, "The Tragic Loss of a Fresh, Brazen Literary Voice," here on Medium.


New Book The Ghosts of Us available now!

D. Michael's newest collection of poetry, The Ghosts of Us, is available now wherever books are sold!

New Short Story "Fantastic Voyage" Published!

D. Michael's short story "Fantastic Voyage" has been published on Fiction on the Web! Read it here... 


Essay on Medium

Read D. Michael Hardy's essay, "The Importance of Disconnecting," here on Medium.

Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay

D. Michael Hardy's first book, Pain & Longing, has been nominated for Best Book by a Local Author Published in the Last Twelve Months! He is honored to have been included in this.


First interview!

Check out D. Michael's first interview, by Florida author Steph Post, in which he discusses his influences, how he handles writer's block, and what it means 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

D. Michael Hardy will be on site at the 4th Annual OE Book Fair in Tampa on April 29th selling and signing copies of his 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

D. Michael's 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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