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”

Interstate 65 Revisited

Happy to be a repeat contributor to a fine literary zine out of Ann Arbor titled The Big Windows Review.   A new poem of mine, “Interstate 65 Revisited” was just featured in the latest online edition and will resurface in print, early 2019.   Check out the zine, check out the poem (below), and as always,Continue reading “Interstate 65 Revisited”

Reading Moby Dick

DONE Ah, the great white whale…finally slayed. All my life I’ve been a wordsmith, writing songs, stories, poems, essays, teaching English Composition, and working as a grant writer. My B.A. was in English/Creative Writing; my M.Ed. in English/education. But, I have a couple of confessions to make. First off, I don’t think words are endContinue reading “Reading Moby Dick”

Wedding Bands

“Wedding Bands,” a new piece of flash fiction up at the estimable “Friday Flash Fiction”.   Love.  Memory.  Pawn Shops.  Bob Dylan. Enjoy.  Right here: http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/longer-stories/wedding-bands-by-doug-hoekstra  

Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)

Speaking of Hitchcock (3/10/2013) Recently, the Becourt Theater held an Alfred Hitchcock fest, 24 films in 23 days from the Master of Suspense. Jude had seen a couple of favorites at home, but he’d never viewed any on the big screen. So, I had to take him. Our busy schedule allowed for “Vertigo,” “Spellbound, “Continue reading “Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)”