Then and Now – New Poem

“Then and Now” On the top of Beech Mountainstands an old abandoned fire tower,reminding me of KerouacAbbey.  Snyder.  Otherseager for time to write, think, and be Overlooking vast forests and blue lakesthey closed their eyes and heard….nothingexcept an occasional motorboator a distant carmuch as we do today But even then they thoughtcivilization was encroachingcapitalism hadContinue reading “Then and Now – New Poem”

Wonderland

Rogerthecat really digs this new poem of mine, “Wonderland,” which just appeared in the latest print edition of Blueline, a fine literary journal out of the Adironacks. Hope you enjoy it as much as he does Wonderland Sitting by the swollen riveron fireplace remains the wonderland hotelan old abandoned line,I hear nothing but the wind,scatteredContinue reading “Wonderland”

Essence – Ten Seconds

My new book of short stories, “Ten Seconds In-Between” is officially out – big thanks to the folks at Chapter 16 for running this excerpt, “Essence.” Thanks to Humanities Tennessee for the love, and Better than Starbucks for publishing the book. Hope you enjoy it – feel free to follow the link and pick upContinue reading “Essence – Ten Seconds”

The Day of the Day Deserved

Yes, indeed, that moment has arrived, the new Doug Hoekstra album, “The Day Deserved,” is officially released in the U.S. and Europe.   Many outlets for digital and physical but here are a couple, kick in and make your day…. https://doughoekstra.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-deserved (U.S.) https://continentalrecordservices.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-deserved (Europe) Advance Praise for The Day Deserved “peerless musical tales of quirks &Continue reading “The Day of the Day Deserved”

The Sacrifice

A new poem, just in time for baseball season.  But, as with all writing about baseball, it’s about more than the sport.  Enjoy.  Doug The Sacrifice In baseball, it is a mighty thing, to lay the bat horizontal one hand gently on the barrel holding on gingerly with thumb and index finger loose but steady,Continue reading “The Sacrifice”