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”

The Continental / New Poem

Pleased to have a new poem, “The Continental,” up at the latest online edition of The Big Windows Review.  You can check it out right here (enjoy!): Doug Hoekstra: “The Continental”

Cotton

Pleased to unveil the first published poems of the year, two brand new ones, “Cotton” and “Younger than I” , now up and running at the excellent print and online literary magazine Better than Starbucks Check them out at the link below, along with a host of excellent writers. https://anthonywatkins.wixsite.com/btsjan2019/poetry-free-verse

Ode to My Chuck Taylors

Here’s a new poem, “Ode to My Chuck Taylors,” just for here….enjoy.  Doug Ode to My Chuck Taylors On a listless Sunday afternoon My black hi-top Chuck Taylors Lie waiting on the hardwood floor Classic, cool, casual They beckon me to dance With abandon and intrigue Like lovers of my past and The way weContinue reading “Ode to My Chuck Taylors”

Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never closed, it just cut its hours and came back with a vengeance in the newContinue reading “Hello It’s Me”