Author Archives: Doug Hoekstra

About Doug Hoekstra

Father, wordsmith, musician, creative.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues

Nice reviews of Unopened  book continue to roll in, including a great piece by Ron Wynn at Tennessee Jazz and Blues. Always good to be in with the jazzers, particularly in a column inspired by John Coltrane.  Thanks, Ron.  (click on … Continue reading

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“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

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Writers Voices – Saturday April 6

If you are in Iowa (or web savvy), tune into Doug’s interview on Writer’s Voices, KHOE, KICI-LP (Fairfield and Iowa City, respectively), Saturday, April 6 at 11:15. Doug will spend about a half hour talking to hosts Monica and Caroline, … Continue reading

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Unopened / The East Nashvillian

Nice to get some hometown ink, and thanks to the folks at East Nashvillian for this one, on the new book Unopened: Fragments of memory, bits of travelogue, imagistic meditations, lyric glimpses into every-day lives; these are the materials from … Continue reading

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