Jim Hart


Jim Hart was raised in Brooklyn where he still resides with his wife. He began his working life as a drummer in rock and blues bands before beginning a thirty-year career in the New York City Sanitation Department. During which time he worked his way through the ranks to serve in such positions as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Director of Correspondence for the Sanitation Police. Proving inspiration can come from the strangest places. He retired from the Department to pursue his love for writing.

Besides Jim’s First Poetry collection: "Ramblings Of A One-Eyed Garbage Man," he has published a noir detective novel set in 1947 Brooklyn, NY: “A Tom Collins To Go.”
His poems have been published in over 60 journals and reviews throughout the world. His work has appeared in the United States, Ireland, England, Austria, India, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and on the Web.One of his poems has been made into a poster by Phantom Billstickers and appeared in Myanmar (formally Burma) and in Thailand. Jim has been the featured poet at Barnes & Noble, The Brooklyn Public Library, BookMark Bards, Boulevard Bards and at The Inspired Word Poetry Series. Jim has also co-written two songs for the 2015 Peter Stevens Band cd “Change My World.”

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A Tom CollinsTo Go
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Times change but sometimes the old ways are the best ways. There are still many loyal readers who long for the days of Chandler, Hammett and Spillane. Jim Hart has created a powerful rendering of the golden era of the private eye story in his new novel, A Tom Collins to Go. The work chronicles the adventures of P.I. Harry Parker who works in the Big Apple in the days when it was still Gotham City.
Ramblings Of A One-Eyed Garbage Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Outrageous. Poignant. Visceral. Heartrending. Whether he comments on modern urban American society or offer a son's love Jim's poetry will provoke a mass of reactions in you. If you are not afraid to think, to wonder, to shudder, to have your heart touched then do not miss this slim volume of exquisite verse.
The Aviation Cocktail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The second in Jim Hart’s Harry Parker mystery series finds our Brooklyn P.I. investigating the death of a prominent industrialist whose body is discovered in the bed of his sleeping wife. Set in 1947 this noir suspense filled whodunit holds you attention as Harry rambles over the streets of Brooklyn. Together with his cronies Harry slowly unravels the murder leading to unexpected heights.
A Handful Of Smoke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Jim Hart’s newest work, “A Handful Of Smoke”, is a collection of contemporary verse. The poems cover a range of themes from urban violence to the wistfully romantic, all with a blazing eye on the human condition and in varying tones including the ironic, satiric, dreamy and tender.

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