Monthly Archives: April 2018

Double Rainbow

I write a lot about my son Jude, which stands to reason, since being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. Plus, I figure since everyone is either a child or parent at some point in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ode to Brian Jones

Recently went to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at the Musicians Hall of Fame here in Nashville. Got me reflecting on the founder of the stones, the long gone Brian Jones. Ode to Brian Jones Blonde hair. Devilish grin Dreaming … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

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 … Continue reading

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Brief Candles and Macbeth

Not a poem, not a story, not an essay, this is just a musing Recently I watched Orson Welles’ Macbeth with my son.  It’s one  of his masterful everything from nothing films, put together on a shoestring budget and delivered … Continue reading

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New Orleans Night – Fifty Words

Happy to be featured today at 50-Word Stories, with a new piece, served up at…fifty words. A tough task and this one deals with some tough issues. Enjoy. https://fiftywordstories.com/2018/04/04/doug-hoekstra-new-orleans-night/

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April Fool’s

April Fool’s Day (a Short Essay) When I was a kid, my folks always played the same April Fool’s joke on me. I’d be lying in bed and one of them would come in and wake me,  saying “it snowed … Continue reading

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