Category Archives: 2019

“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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Get the Funk Out – Monday March 25

Yes, Doug Hoekstra will appear on Janeane Bernstein’s “Get the Funk Out“ show, KUCI, 88.9 FM, Irvine California this coming Monday, March 25 –  from 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. PST).   Tune in, stream, listen to … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

A new poem, just in time for baseball season.  But, as with all writing about baseball, it’s about more than the sport.  Enjoy.  Doug The Sacrifice In baseball, it is a mighty thing, to lay the bat horizontal one hand … Continue reading

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Unopened Reviews

More on the new book, “Unopened.” It’s been awhile since we had a record or book out, but it’s nice to see the amount of dedicated blogger / reviewers that have sprung up, passionate about literature, reading with no filter, … Continue reading

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Clark is Coming

Took a drive down the Natchez Trace last weekend, and as always, was struck by the layers of history as well as beauty. Passed by the Meriwether Lewis site and decided to write the piece I’d always meant to (“Clark … Continue reading

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