Image that Made Me Weep

Some new writing,  part of Pennyblack Music UK’s “Image that Made Me Weep,” feature. Essentially, pick a photo, write 250 words on its personal meaning, in some way relative to music. Tried to do something different than a favorite band or album (though those are also cool) and many thanks to John Clarkson for having me. They’ve also includedContinue reading “Image that Made Me Weep”

Home Life / Americana-UK

It’s been a minute since the last Doug Hoekstra post – the following is an update on what’s been going on before and during the pandemic, musical playlist included, all in the form of a fabulous Home Life  interview that Del Day provided at Americana-UK.  Stay well, be safe, enjoy the read – all thingsContinue reading “Home Life / Americana-UK”

Wordstream August 30

Really nice gig at WDVX Wordstream in Knoxville, reading from Unopened and playing some tunes.  Also, really nice press piece from the Daily Times in Maryville Hitting all the right notes: Doug Hoekstra blends poetry, performance and parenthood by Lee Zimmerman Daily Times correspondent Aug 28, 2019 Doug Hoekstra is what some people might referContinue reading “Wordstream August 30”

“Maps” from Unopened

Here’s an interesting, different kind of ink, which provides analysis of a specific poem, “Maps” from my new book, Unopened.  Enjoy the read (and thanks Hannah) An Analysis of Maps by Doug Hoekstra

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”