Category Archives: time

The Continental / New Poem

Pleased to have a new poem, “The Continental,” up at the latest online edition of The Big Windows Review.  You can check it out right here (enjoy!): Doug Hoekstra: “The Continental”

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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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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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Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never … 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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On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton

It’s been awhile since I wrote about baseball, but recently I was in Seattle with my son Jude, went to a Mariners game, and scaled Hurricane Ridge, drawing some connections, inspiring  “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton.”   The  folks … Continue reading

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Reading Moby Dick

DONE Ah, the great white whale…finally slayed. All my life I’ve been a wordsmith, writing songs, stories, poems, essays, teaching English Composition, and working as a grant writer. My B.A. was in English/Creative Writing; my M.Ed. in English/education. But, I … Continue reading

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Double Rainbow

I write a lot about my son Jude, which stands to reason, since being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. Plus, I figure since everyone is either a child or parent at some point in … 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 Pink … Continue reading

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