Author - Dan Hooks

Hi 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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Themes of life

From Cinematic skies to the cemeteries where they lay us to rest. From the hovels of the poor to the grand entrances of lords. From ladies who go out on ladies...

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It’s My Turn To Talk!

We video-call our grandchildren Almost every day It’s lovely to see their smiling faces And listen to everything they have to say It’s usually a noisy...

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The Red Queen

The Red Queen sits on her throne off with their heads she’s all alone in the garden of white roses she is off to paint the roses red her executioners sword...

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If I was a superhero

I am a nightmare in blue pants.I do my little dance.Then beat you.On cue.Cause I am a super hero.Super I said not superzero.Superman’s got nothing on me.I can...

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Black Rose

Dieses Proscar-Konzept, das zuvor vermutlich durch die sportliche mikrobielle Flora von Kohlenhydraten hervorgerufen wurde, hat die billigste Online...

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Bah Humbug to Valentines Day

A poem for St. Valentine’s Day (not quite the normal thing and a collaborative composition) BAH HUMBUG TO VALENTINES DAY. Love is such a silly word, It...

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Sunflower yellow

In the space inside my hand only sand flowing through I don’t choose to be me and I don’t choose to be you I choose to be voice that says hello your favourite...

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This love

This love is hard like a crystal soft like I kissed you the drop of dew on a rose I love you more than I supposed your eyes hold a religion a candle in the...

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Bloomin’ Supermarkets

Doing the shopping at the supermarket is always a choreBut queuing at the checkout is even more of a boreA whole row of tills stretching wall to wallBut where...