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”

Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues

Nice reviews of Unopened  book continue to roll in, including a great piece by Ron Wynn at Tennessee Jazz and Blues. Always good to be in with the jazzers, particularly in a column inspired by John Coltrane.  Thanks, Ron.  (click on link for more TJB) Unopened By Doug Hoekstra (Five-Minute) Former Chicagoan and now Music CityContinue reading “Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues”

“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

Unopened / The East Nashvillian

Nice to get some hometown ink, and thanks to the folks at East Nashvillian for this one, on the new book Unopened: Fragments of memory, bits of travelogue, imagistic meditations, lyric glimpses into every-day lives; these are the materials from which the poems in Doug Hoekstra’s most recent book, Unopened, are made. “It started outContinue reading “Unopened / The East Nashvillian”

Unopened / Ink 19 Review

Another nice advance review of my new book, Unopened, up at Ink 19. “The best art resonates because it causes an emotional response – the rest is doggerel. It could be a song that makes you recall a memory, a novel that informed you, or, in the case with Doug Hoekstra, a poem that soContinue reading “Unopened / Ink 19 Review”