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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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Advance Review / Unopened

Someone’s always got to be first, so big thanks to Tom Schulte, for this advance review of Doug Hoekstra’s forthcoming  book, Unopened, just posted on Goodreads.   Four out of five stars is good any day of the week, and … Continue reading

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Unopened

Doug Hoekstra’s third book, a collection of published and unpublished poems titled Unopened will hit the streets February 5, 2019.  The book also features Hoekstra’s original artwork.  Publicity will be handled by the Nashville-based JKS Communications.  More details on this … Continue reading

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Downers Grove Sedoka

Here’s a new sedoka for your enjoyment.   Thanks for the read, Doug Downers Grove Sedoka Isn’t it a club? Air conditioned day old smoke Disco balls that do not turn Chords ring.  She passes  Between my lips while dancing … 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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The Unsung Five – Rolling Stones Haikus

The fine folks at Treehouse (re; the last post) asked me to put together something for the Five Things Feature.  So, here we have five haikus for the Unsung Rolling Stones – Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Andrew Loog Oldham, Bill … Continue reading

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Silently

For your pleasure, a new flash fiction of mine titled “Silently,” published at Treehouse (the home of “good, short writing”).   Thanks as always, for the read.   Best, Doug. Brief Encounter: Silently    

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