Southern Festival of Books – October 11

Happy to be appearing at this year’s Southern Festival of Books on the “Bards of Nashville” panel.  A tall order for me and Mr. Olney, but hey, we both write songs and poetry. Conversation, dialogue, readings – Nashville Public Library Conference Room 3, at 1 p.m. Signing on the colonnade at 2.   I shallContinue reading “Southern Festival of Books – October 11”

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”

East Side Storytellin

Shot of yours truly reading from the new book, “Unopened” at Chuck Beard’s East Side Storytellin’ 152 last week, May 7. James Rotondi did a fab job playing, as well, and you can see more shots, and listen to the whole thing, reliving the magic at the link below. East Side Storytellin’ 152 – TheContinue reading “East Side Storytellin”

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”

“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