Category Archives: Life

Psyche

Pleased to have a brand new short story of mine, “Psyche,” in the latest print edition of The Main Street Rag literary journal, volume 24 number 4, Fall 2019.   It’s a print zine, so try to buy a copy … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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