Author - Dan Hooks

AvatarHi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.

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Tall tales Set sail Holy grail Is a womb the truth is  way beyond a tomb Longing for room to widen my smile all the while I do it in style A Paper...

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Crazy to live

Crazy to live In the current trends crazy to watch other people’s lives end mad to be free and crazy to be attached equally crazy to be balanced and matched in...

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I will find your heart

Burning pain the sadness again not my choice my voice lost in a echo My echoing voice  Cries out for you silence stings to fill it with you Your voice echoes...

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Daffodils in December

Is it global warming? the storms of uncertainty? that bring forth yellow before it’s time? the daffodils in the Christmas Day sunshine before their supposed...

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New Beginnings

As the old years cards fold and we are dealt a new hand when we’d give anything to understand Fate’s plan. we have to make as much as we can Of our lucky stars...

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Christmas has come.So don’t you feel glum,Come and join in the festive cheer,We’ll have turkey and pud,And mince pies that are good,It’s the...

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