Poet's Corner


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 saviour 

is a writer

a pen is only as good as its poet 

I am a fighter

burning through my lines

spending my time

against the system 

running through the curse in verse just resist them

smile it confuses people

from housing estates to church steeples

I let my words loose on the evil

this is how I get by 

on do or die stanzas 

looking for answers

In my soul

Feeding it smiles

while I have control

by Dan 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.