Who is Duane Locke ?

Duane Locke, Doctor of Philosophy in Renaissance Literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Poet in Residence at University of Tampa for over twenty years, publisher of over 2,000 poems in over 500 print magazines such as American Poetry Review, Nation, Literary Quarterly, Black Moon, and Bitter Oleander, author of 14 books of poems, his latest being  WATCHING WISTERIA (to order see  or call Small Press Distribution-1-800-869-7553), cyber poet, since Sept. 1, 1999 has had  402 acceptances by online zines, photographer, listed in PSA's WHO'S WHO as one of the top twenty nature photographers, painter, currently having a one-man show of over 30 paintings at the Pyramid gallery in Tampa, winner for poetry of the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Agnoff, and Walt Whitman awards, now lives alone and isolated in the sunny Tampa slums.  He lives estranged and as an alien, not understanding the customs, the costumes, the language, some form of post-modern English, of his surroundings. The egregious ugliness of his neighbourhood has been mitigated by the aesthetic efforts of the police who put up bright orange and yellow posters on each post to advertise the location in a shopping mall for drugs.  His recreational activities are drinking wine, listening to old operas, and reading post-modern philosophy



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