Category Archives: memory

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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No Fear

Happy to have a new essay of mine titled “No Fear,” published in the latest edition of Two Cities Review, a fine literary magazine with roots in Brooklyn and Chicago. As the editors say in their header, this one is … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Chuffed to have a flash fiction of mine, “Red-Tailed Hawk,” in the latest edition of Ambush Review, a fine San Francisco based literary zine. It arrived in the post today, looks/reads great, and makes me think of City Lights and … Continue reading

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Carry Me

My son Jude turns 16 this Sunday (November 4).   Here’s a new one I wrote for him, after a stroll at Radnor Lake.  Happy Birthday, Jude – with all my love – always.  Dad. Carry Me Rambling autumn walk, … Continue reading

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Pennyblack Music

Happy to weigh in on the Pennyblack Music 20th anniversary (scroll down to the “H” artists).  Pennyblack is a fine UK music zine run by fine folks who I met on my first gig run through Scotland (reminiscing enclosed).  Check … Continue reading

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This Hard Land

New essay entitled “This Hard Land” up at Ink 19.  Thanks to James Mann for  giving me the nudge to write this. Tried to weave a bunch of ideas together, to stack mirrors upon mirrors – but really, props go … Continue reading

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The Tilt a World

New flash fiction, “The Tilt a World” up at the fabulous Fifty Word Stories site. Enjoy! https://fiftywordstories.com/2018/07/20/doug-hoekstra-the-tilt-a-world/

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