Hokus Grey – About the Author

Welcome to the Hokus Grey Poetry Blog!

 

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way;

 

Hokus Grey is not a person, but instead, it is an idea that encompasses the collective

creative works of myself; David J. Roussel. I adopted the handle for internet use early on,

and it has since evolved to the only appropriate descriptor for my work; past, present

and future.

 

Now, a little bit about me:

 

I have always loved words.

As a child, when I was bored and between comic books, or novels, or perhaps just out of

innocent curiosity, I would open up the Webster’s Dictionary and absorb the words, like

an amphibian breathes through its skin.

 

I haunted the libraries in my small home town. I had a lot of friends, and loved to play,

but there was something about the books; row upon row of  high shelves full of

knowledge, that called to me from some deep part of my soul.

 

An avid reader from an early age, as I grew into my teenage years, I began writing

poetry. At the encouragement of my family and teachers, I continued to write through

my college years, where I dabbled in song writing and music.

 

During a dark period in my early-to-mid-twenties, I stopped writing. I stopped being

curious. I was lost, broken, jaded and without the wonder of my childhood dreams to

keep me going. It was only by Grace that I was able to recover that spark. I was able to

rekindle the wonder and the curiosity that had called me to those dusty library shelves,

all those years before.

 

In 2014, I decided that a lifetime of poetry would be best shared while I was alive. It did

not make sense to have created all these words, just to let them rot with their creator. It

was about the same time that I began a ritual of writing one, complete piece of poetry

every morning before I went to work. Surprisingly, I have been faithful to this exercise

for years, now.

 

Over time, the Hokus Grey Poetry Blog has picked up a few followers, found a few

kindred spirits, and shared more ideas, emotions and delusions than I ever thought

possible. This blog now exists because of its readers, as much as my own labours. If you

will continue to accompany me on this strange and savage journey; then I will continue

to create, as long as I am still breathing.

 

I publish new pieces on Saturdays and Sundays. Sometimes more, sometimes less. There

are new media projects in progress, as well as some publishing persuits that I am hoping

to see realized, so stay tuned.

 

If you feel like you want to support my work, I have begun work on a Patreon page

where you can sign up to have access to exclusive content, as well as advance access to

new media projects, before they become available to the public.

 

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You can access the Hokus Grey Patreon page here:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=35368058

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Thank you for reading, and thank you for staying curious.

We have so much more to explore.

 

Come see.

 

David J. Roussel

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hocus

verb

ho·​cus | \ ˈhō-kəs \

hocussed or hocused; hocussing or hocusing

Definition of hocus

transitive verb

1 : to perpetrate a trick or hoax on : deceive

2 : to befuddle often with drugged liquor also : dope, drug hocussed the favorite before the race

 

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grey

adjective

less common spelling of gray

1a : of the color gray

b : tending toward gray blue-gray eyes

c : dull in color

2 : having the hair gray : hoary

3 : clothed in gray

4a : lacking cheer or brightness in mood, outlook, style, or flavor also : dismal, gloomy a gray day

b : prosaically ordinary : dull, uninterestingthe boring, gray dullness of government— P. J. O’Rourke

5 : having an intermediate and often vaguely defined position, condition, or character an ethically gray area

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Hokus Grey – About the Author

  1. I apologize for my timing lack. It took awhile to get to the about the author page. I’m a slow blogger in these community things. I’m always interested to know things about people I read here.
    However, I sometimes wonder how much knowing about authors in general influence us with what we read from them. Meh. My curiosity takes over
    Nice page here

    Liked by 1 person

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