Psyche

Pleased to have a brand new short story of mine, “Psyche,” in the latest print edition of The Main Street Rag literary journal, volume 24 number 4, Fall 2019.   It’s a print zine, so try to buy a copy and dig all the great authors involved.  My tale follows right here… Psyche We metContinue reading “Psyche”

Prairie Sky / New Poem

New poem of mine ,”Prairie Sky” up at Feminine Collective, a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) share their inspiring stories of daily life….humanity, raw, and unfiltered.”  This is a repeat performance at FC for me, and am grateful to be re-include in this fine zine. I strive for simplicity, inContinue reading “Prairie Sky / New Poem”

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”

Unopened / Memphis Review

We’re really chuffed at the latest Unopened review, written by Corey Mesler, proprietor of Burke’s Books in Memphis and one of the south’s finest writers.   Also an opportunity to say, yes, the book is officially out.  Enjoy the read and click the link!  Thanks, Doug. “Doug Hoekstra is a man of words, whether asContinue reading “Unopened / Memphis Review”

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”