Category Archives: Music

The Unsung Five – Rolling Stones Haikus

The fine folks at Treehouse (re; the last post) asked me to put together something for the Five Things Feature.  So, here we have five haikus for the Unsung Rolling Stones – Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Andrew Loog Oldham, Bill … Continue reading

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Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some … Continue reading

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The After Party

Happy to report that a new Doug Hoekstra poem, “The After Party,” is up and running at the estimable Deep South Magazine right here: http://deepsouthmag.com/2018/04/23/the-after-party/ Deep South is an online magazine covering the literature and culture of the South, celebrating … Continue reading

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Ode to Brian Jones

Recently went to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at the Musicians Hall of Fame here in Nashville. Got me reflecting on the founder of the stones, the long gone Brian Jones. Ode to Brian Jones Blonde hair. Devilish grin Dreaming … Continue reading

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Brief Candles and Macbeth

Not a poem, not a story, not an essay, this is just a musing Recently I watched Orson Welles’ Macbeth with my son.  It’s one  of his masterful everything from nothing films, put together on a shoestring budget and delivered … Continue reading

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The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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Billy and The Tuba

Doug Hoekstra reads “Billy and The Tuba,”  a short story from his award-winning “Bothering the Coffee Drinkers” collection.  Live at Elastic in Chicago.   Enjoy! And if you like what you hear, you can click here and pick up a … Continue reading

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