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”

The After Party

Happy to report that a new Doug Hoekstra poem, “The After Party,” is up and running at the estimable Deep South Magazine right here: http://deepsouthmag.com/2018/04/23/the-after-party/ Deep South is an online magazine covering the literature and culture of the South, celebrating . Southern literature by interviewing authors, reviewing their books, creating reading lists and visiting landmarks.Continue reading “The After Party”

That’s How Strong My Love Is

Another flashback, a time traveling Stax story that first appeared in Canopic Jar right here http://canopicjar.com/archives/canopic-jar-25/thats-strong-love-short-story-doug-hoekstra/ And was later added to the Canopic-published Bothering the Coffee Drinkers tome. Enjoy and think of Otis…  

Don’t Touch My Ride

Found this pic from a trip to Stax, thought I’d take it somewhere, have some fun, and give a shout out to the great Isaac Hayes in the process.  Enjoy. Don’t Touch My Ride Don’t touch my ride They used to say In Memphis town Back in the day Pushing buttons Like a true clichéContinue reading “Don’t Touch My Ride”