What I love about Hoagland is his ability to examine masculinity in both a humorous way and a thought provoking way. Hoagland is a straight man, but sometimes writes about gay men or about straight male homophobia. Many of his poems deal with male friendship and what it is like to be a man in the 20th, and now 21st, century.
In this podcast I read two of his poems. The first is entitled "Poem For Men Only," which deals with the relationships of boys and their fathers. The second is entitled "One Season," which demonstrates how Hoagland deals with gay issues (in this case being called a "faggot").
Hoagland has published many great books and I encourage you to check them out.