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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Doug Hoekstra’s third book, a collection of published and unpublished poems titled Unopened will hit the streets February 5, 2019.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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Gumshoe Bumble

Happy to have a new flash fiction entitled “Gumshoe Bumble,” published up at 101 Stories, “a comprehensive ecosystem and community that can support writers, editors, and readers.”  Their words. My words are the following, this compressed noir update. https://101words.org/gumshoe-bumble/

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Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some … Continue reading

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