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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McDonalds Messiah

He’s a super saver eating away sins Preaching about din dins Freedom fries cheese burgers with the cross all it costs is very little just your belief and a bit...

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Icky Illnesses

Purple polka dot flue Strange diseases we had no clue smacked face rash medical knowledge crash nose bunged up drinking foul tasting medicine from a plastic...

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I am not the last Jedi

I am not the last Jedi not a dead eye sharp shooter not a starship trooper or a mercenary looter I am not a fearless leader My heart bleeds  and I fight...

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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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Andover Ash tree stream

Rising from the Ash trees we are the dust  from those trees  the first man and woman rose from the ashes maybe we were born in the fires of dead...

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This movement language

In my head I have needles and thread all over place I maybe a head case but she speaks unkind and kind words  birds fly off course  spoken word...

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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...