Don A. Hoyt

Biography

Don A. Hoyt was reared in New Orleans. A high school drop-out, he went on to earn two Masters degrees. His career in Public Administration began in 1980. He retired as the City Manager (Chief Administrative Officer) of the City of Anniston, Alabama, population 25,000. Over the years he has published numerous poems, short stories, and literary essays across the country.

Books

Zhougong: The Duke of Zhou
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,810. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Approximately 1045 BCE the ruler of an independent province on the frontier of ancient China named Ji Fa defeated the reigning Emperor Di Xin's vast forces to found China's 3rd dynasty, the Zhou. The rise of the Zhou with their military, scientific, cultural, and economic superiority and their triumph over the Shang dynasty is the subject of this novel.
Commerce of the Undesirable
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
No less than in our continuing wars on poverty, poisonous substances, poly-ethnicisim, and faith, our “free enterprise” obsessed society too often experiences tragic collateral damage. Hoyt’s poems examine the damage, inflicting discomfort on the unwary reader. Hold on to your convictions if you can.
The Mausoleum on the Levee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Hoyt's first full volume of poetry (55 poems) exhibits a broad range of styles-- from sonnets to concrete lyrics. Somewhat romantic, somewhat modernist, somewhat language based, Hoyt's poems are largely unclassifiable; yet every one is ripe with insights into the human condition.
Tribal Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Taking as his aim to make some sense of the life around him, Hoyt writes poems of both heart and mind, of observation and contemplation. For him, language is not the cause of poetry, but the tool of the poet.
Cousin Toby and the Preacher and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Robertsons are not the only occupants of rural Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. In Don A. Hoyt's collection of eleven "flash fiction" stories, neighbors of the "Dynasty" clan exhibit many of the same fascinating and puzzling characteristics. Meet Billie Moran the horse trader, Mayor Roosevelt Huey Wallace, Dutch Bienvdenue the moss ginner, and especially Cousin Toby. Unforgettable!
A New Kerygma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The fifteen poems in Hoyt's small collection were published in 1993 by Bootleg Press of Uniondale, NY. They are an attempt to imagine something of his own "kerygma."
Rejecting the New Millennium
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Hoyt wrote most of the poems in "Rejecting the New Millennium" while he was an instructor at Grambling State University in Louisiana from 1994 to 1999. A limited edition of the collection was issued in 1999 by CC Marimbo Communications, PO Box 933, Berkley, CA 94701. 24 signed and numbered hard copies of this collection are still available from the author.

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