Category Archives: perspective

Cotton

Pleased to unveil the first published poems of the year, two brand new ones, “Cotton” and “Younger than I” , now up and running at the excellent print and online literary magazine Better than Starbucks Check them out at the … 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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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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Ode to My Chuck Taylors

Here’s a new poem, “Ode to My Chuck Taylors,” just for here….enjoy.  Doug Ode to My Chuck Taylors On a listless Sunday afternoon My black hi-top Chuck Taylors Lie waiting on the hardwood floor Classic, cool, casual They beckon me … Continue reading

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The Storm

New poem of mine, “The Storm,” on the 43rd page of the new In Layman’s Terms out today, the water issue.    Enjoy, but please check out the whole magazine, which is wonderful, an “online literary journal dedicated to encouraging … 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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