Category Archives: connections

Boxes

Pleased to have a new flash fiction, “Boxes,” up at Friday Flash Fiction.    Enjoy! https://www.fridayflashfiction.com/longer-stories/boxes-by-doug-hoekstra

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Prairie Sky / New Poem

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, … Continue reading

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Wordstream August 30

Really nice gig at WDVX Wordstream in Knoxville, reading from Unopened and playing some tunes.  Also, really nice press piece from the Daily Times in Maryville Hitting all the right notes: Doug Hoekstra blends poetry, performance and parenthood by Lee … Continue reading

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Writer’s Voices Archived

Screen shot from Writer’s Voices (KHOE, KICI-LP), which has kindly archived the recent Doug Hoekstra radio interview/reading at their website, as well as Apple (iTunes podcast) and You Tube. Check it out and thanks

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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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The Fair Grounds

Lots of bits and bobs getting published these days, and we are chuffed to unveil a new Doug Hoekstra essay, “The Fair Grounds,” in the new edition of Edify Fiction. It’s a Nashville story, layered, with a perfect day at … 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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