Poet's Corner

How Asking Andover affected me.

It re awoke the reason I exist

Mum and Dad 

How they met and their first kiss.

Chats about a close named 

after my relations on my mums side

the march’s.

she told the story with pride.

We spoke about Ponds the department store

My Grandma’s family owned

and new street where my Grandad’s family on my mums side lived.

it sparked up memories about my Cub Scout troop 

and the all my roots

in this town

oh how the years have flown

In the memories that won’t leave me alone.

By Daniel Hooks AKA Alienpoet

About the 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.