Category Archives: Poetry

Unopened / Memphis Review

We’re really chuffed at the latest Unopened review, written by Corey Mesler, proprietor of Burke’s Books in Memphis and one of the south’s finest writers.   Also an opportunity to say, yes, the book is officially out.  Enjoy the read … Continue reading

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Unopened / Pennyblack Music Review

Really nice review of Unopened, from Pennyblack Music U.K., which came out on the day of its release and says among other things, that… “Unopened is a reminder of how good a writer Doug Hoekstra is. As heartbreaking as it … Continue reading

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Unopened / Odd and Bookish Review

Yes, the advance “ink” keeps rolling in on Unopened.  Here’s a nice 4-star blurb from Odd and Bookish.  Enjoy! https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/review-unopened/

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Unopened / Ink 19 Review

Another nice advance review of my new book, Unopened, up at Ink 19. “The best art resonates because it causes an emotional response – the rest is doggerel. It could be a song that makes you recall a memory, a … Continue reading

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Unopened / Midwest Book Review

Nice advance review on the new book,  Unopened from the Midwest Book Review.  Blurb and link to full text below.  Thanks, MBW. “…An inherently engaging, entertaining, thoughtful and thought-provoking read from a unique and impressively talented wordsmith of an author, … Continue reading

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Unopened Contest

Everyone likes contests, right?  Jump on in! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/288055-unopened

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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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