Category Archives: Travel

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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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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Monument Valley

Happy to plug a new poem of mine, “Monument Valley,”  just published at the very fine Big Windows Review (the literary magazine of the Writing Center at WCC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan).    Check it out at: https://thebigwindowsreview.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/doug-hoekstra-monument-valley/ And for … Continue reading

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The First Step

New prose poem for everyone…. The First Step Sometimes the first step is the hardest… …even when the incline is not so steep, and the switchbacks cross your path, like the mark of zorro burned onto your ankle at a … Continue reading

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Hats

This is a fiction but I did take a lot of pictures of hats.  Enjoy…. HATS White steam rose from beyond the side of the road, curling and lifting in perfect contrast to the heavy gray clouds and threatening sky. … Continue reading

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The Meadows

The Meadows As we left the lodge pine forest and Walked through meadows dotted with Yellow wild flowers and patches of blue We came across a field of ravens Nodding their small black heads to and fro Dancing and hopping … Continue reading

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All the Way North

It’s been too long since the last post. Lots of musings and thoughts to report, but right now, am trying to finish up a bunch of poems I wrote in June while my son Jude and I were in Yellowstone … Continue reading

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