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”
Happy to plug a new poem of mine, “Monument Valley,” just published at the very fine Big Windows Review (the literary magazine of the Writing Center at WCC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Check it out at: https://thebigwindowsreview.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/doug-hoekstra-monument-valley/ And for the bonus experience, I’ve included a couple of my photies right here. Enjoy.
I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s changes – those within and around us, personal, societal, creative. That’s a true artist andContinue reading “Breaking Glass”
Showing Jude some of my ancient writings, I found a portfolio from High School English, poems and stories neatly typed for the teacher’s consideration. “Simplicity” is from that folder. I stole the first line from a Nick Lowe song. Overall, I see a kid trying so hard to be earnest. But, that’s how it was.Continue reading “Simplicity – High School”