Monthly Archives: November 2018

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 … Continue reading

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Hats

Here’s a little something from my previous book The Tenth Inning (2015), a collection of baseball-themed stories and poems.  But as any artist knows, when you write about a “thing” it’s the “thing” itself and the other “thing” behind it.  The platform … Continue reading

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Advance Review / Unopened

Someone’s always got to be first, so big thanks to Tom Schulte, for this advance review of Doug Hoekstra’s forthcoming  book, Unopened, just posted on Goodreads.   Four out of five stars is good any day of the week, and … Continue reading

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The Storm

New poem of mine, “The Storm,” on the 43rd page of the new In Layman’s Terms out today, the water issue.    Enjoy, but please check out the whole magazine, which is wonderful, an “online literary journal dedicated to encouraging … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Calling

Visiting museums is inspiring for me; here’s one that came after touring a Kandinsky retrospective at the Frist in Nashville.  Uses the eastern sedoka form.  Enjoy.  Doug. Bauhaus Calling Sedoka Kandinsky and Me Riding with the Clash again Four Horsemen … Continue reading

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