Category Archives: Travel

“Maps” from Unopened

Here’s an interesting, different kind of ink, which provides analysis of a specific poem, “Maps” from my new book, Unopened.  Enjoy the read (and thanks Hannah) An Analysis of Maps by Doug Hoekstra

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Clark is Coming

Took a drive down the Natchez Trace last weekend, and as always, was struck by the layers of history as well as beauty. Passed by the Meriwether Lewis site and decided to write the piece I’d always meant to (“Clark … Continue reading

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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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Interstate 65 Revisited

Happy to be a repeat contributor to a fine literary zine out of Ann Arbor titled The Big Windows Review.   A new poem of mine, “Interstate 65 Revisited” was just featured in the latest online edition and will resurface in print, … Continue reading

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Hats

Here’s a little something from my previous book The Tenth Inning (2015), a collection of baseball-themed stories and poems.  But as any artist knows, when you write about a “thing” it’s the “thing” itself and the other “thing” behind it.  The platform … Continue reading

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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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