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Duane Simolke's Holding Me Together counters homophobia.
Sunday, February 04, 2001  4:18:00 PM

by Duane Simolke



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New book counters homophobia. Holding Me Together takes on anti-gay comments and promotes gay pride.

Press release/July 2000: New book counters homophobia.

Duane Simolke’s book Holding Me Together is now available to order via most local or on-line bookstores. This collection begins with the long essay "Reactions to Homophobia,” followed by poems and short essays on a variety of topics, such as religion, violence, refugees, friendship, and gay relationships.

Readers can find excerpts from “Reactions to Homophobia” on-line via Duane Simolke’s Home Page (duanesimolke.com).

Simolke's writings have appeared in dozens of publications, including The International Journal On World Peace, Midwest Poetry Review, Caprock Sun, sortedCHAOS, The Funny Paper, Perception, Community Voice, The New Voice of Nebraska, and (on the Internet) The Electronic Gay Community Magazine.

The Acorn Stories, Simolke’s first book, looks at relationships, ambitions, and secrets in a Texas town. One of the most controversial stories in that fiction collection is “Mirrors: A Blackmail Letter,” which involves censorship, adultery, vandalism, and the ex-gay movement.

Simolke also wrote Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. In that book, he examines Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, as it relates to Gertrude Stein, gender roles, gay subtext, failed communication, and the machine in the garden.

Simolke was born in New Orleans on May 28, 1965. Majoring in English, he received his B.A. at Belmont University (Nashville, TN, ‘89), his M.A. at Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX, ‘91), and his Ph.D. at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX, ‘96). He lives in Lubbock, Texas.
  
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Scifi novel joins gay marriage debate - 11/10/2004 7:51:00 AM

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My essay quoted in new book. - 12/16/2003 2:14:00 PM

Secrets and Scandals in West Texas - 9/24/2003 1:41:00 PM

Simolke Wins Another Pride in the Arts Award - 7/27/2003 4:27:00 PM

June and July 2003 Poet of the Month! - 6/4/2003 2:42:00 PM

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Books by
Duane Simolke



The Acorn Stories (West Texas Fiction)

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Degranon: A Gay Science Fiction Adventure

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The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure

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Holding Me Together, featuring Reactions to Homophobia

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Selected Poems

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