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The After Party

Happy to report that a new Doug Hoekstra poem, “The After Party,” is up and running at the estimable Deep South Magazine right here: http://deepsouthmag.com/2018/04/23/the-after-party/ Deep South is an online magazine covering the literature and culture of the South, celebrating … 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 Dreaming … Continue reading

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April Fool’s

April Fool’s Day (a Short Essay) When I was a kid, my folks always played the same April Fool’s joke on me. I’d be lying in bed and one of them would come in and wake me,  saying “it snowed … Continue reading

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Ode to the Sunday Paper

Just in time for the weekend, folks…. Ode to the Sunday Paper One of my greatest pleasures is sitting down on Sunday morning cup of coffee in hand, once twice, three times refilled reading through every section of the newspaper, … Continue reading

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Buk

Buk Reading Bukowski write about cats is like punching a hole in a giant bag tied around the world by those who do not know but still must classify categorize and kill things of beauty Reading Bukowski write about writing … Continue reading

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Nashville Haikus

Recently I was reading some Alan Watts (Zen and the Beat Way), and was struck by his analysis of haiku poetry. He wrote “by the seventeenth century the Japanese Zen Masters had brought ‘wordless’ poetry to perfection in the haiku, … Continue reading

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Billy and The Tuba

Doug Hoekstra reads “Billy and The Tuba,”  a short story from his award-winning “Bothering the Coffee Drinkers” collection.  Live at Elastic in Chicago.   Enjoy! And if you like what you hear, you can click here and pick up a … Continue reading

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