Poet's Corner

Who is Daniel Hooks

Dan Hooks - Andover Poet Laureate
Dan had forgotten his guitar

Existential views.
Church bell blues
christian old news.
Messiah complex
respectful specs
saviour syndrome old tech.

Love in heart of the wild
A sky cannot be outsourced or out styled.
It has millions of vistas and views
I will never be old news.

We are the sky
We will never die
or sink into religious why’s.
Who is Daniel Hooks?
neither a robber or a crook
just a man who looks
into the depths
like the mind who crept into a unfinished novel
I keep your secrets in my hovel.

This poem is a abstract biographical description of me. I didn’t want to write a straight forward poem describing what I look like or did as an occupation I wanted to write about what I stand for.


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.