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Unopened / Tennessee Jazz and Blues

Nice reviews of Unopened  book continue to roll in, including a great piece by Ron Wynn at Tennessee Jazz and Blues. Always good to be in with the jazzers, particularly in a column inspired by John Coltrane.  Thanks, Ron.  (click on … Continue reading

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Unopened / The East Nashvillian

Nice to get some hometown ink, and thanks to the folks at East Nashvillian for this one, on the new book Unopened: Fragments of memory, bits of travelogue, imagistic meditations, lyric glimpses into every-day lives; these are the materials from … Continue reading

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Get the Funk Out – Monday March 25

Yes, Doug Hoekstra will appear on Janeane Bernstein’s “Get the Funk Out“ show, KUCI, 88.9 FM, Irvine California this coming Monday, March 25 –  from 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. PST).   Tune in, stream, listen to … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

A new poem, just in time for baseball season.  But, as with all writing about baseball, it’s about more than the sport.  Enjoy.  Doug The Sacrifice In baseball, it is a mighty thing, to lay the bat horizontal one hand … Continue reading

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Unopened / Odd and Bookish Review

Yes, the advance “ink” keeps rolling in on Unopened.  Here’s a nice 4-star blurb from Odd and Bookish.  Enjoy! https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/review-unopened/

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Unopened / Ink 19 Review

Another nice advance review of my new book, Unopened, up at Ink 19. “The best art resonates because it causes an emotional response – the rest is doggerel. It could be a song that makes you recall a memory, a … Continue reading

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Unopened Contest

Everyone likes contests, right?  Jump on in! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/288055-unopened

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