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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In a rainbow

In the rainbow we shared Was a love note We smote the dragon I once was Left him falling  But he came back and burnt our children’s homes Sticks and...

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I am the alternate you

I am the tears you never cried the words you never used to lie the words of truth you never told because you weren’t that bold. I am the dreams you never...

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These are the days

There are days when we toy with innocence there are days when wear despair as our clothes days when we truly open our eyes days when we want to keep them...

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Sister of the maelstrom

Black clouds are brewing in distant skies Storm crows are shrieking their calls and cries What buildings? What walls will stand? Where she strides worlds...

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Paper Tiger

It’s powerless to hurt you but still you are afraid like many fears it’s overplayed. Like a shapeless fear it stalks your heart it can’t touch you or tear you...

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I am a brother

I am one of the least of your brothers. I am neither your son or your lover. I am just another. I am just a face in the crowd. Neither silent or loud. I just...

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Pieces of heroism

Click on image to see it in full Pieces of heroism hide behind this heart only small but sometimes they come to the surface like when I see someone being told...

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