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 – Liverpool to Seattle

The hits keep coming as two more nice reviews of Unopened roll in, from two of our favorite cities.  Enjoy the blurbs and the links. “Clever and insightful…gentle and reflective poetry…food for the soul….if you don’t usually read poetry then you should give Doug Hoekstra’s book a try, because good poetry is always an enjoyableContinue reading “Unopened – Liverpool to Seattle”

Unopened / Chapter 16 / TN Humanities

Pleased to be featured in Chapter 16, “a community of Tennessee writers, readers, and passersby” set up by Tennessee Humanities.   They featured “Impermanence,“ a selection from my new book, Unopened, along with a plug for my Tuesday, May 7th reading at Post East (East Side Storytellin’) here in Nashville. Enjoy! “Impermanence”

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