“Thoughtful and moving poetry.” –Leona L Lee, author of Taxing Tallula. Read the review.
Selected Poems, new cover. #GayPoetry #GayLove #GayPoems #GayPoem http://t.co/NPBo1CB0H5 pic.twitter.com/S6KOJnmE5k— DuaneSimolke (@DuaneSimolke) August 15, 2014
This short eBook includes the gay love poem Home, the strange story of The Gardener, and the comical Angels and Razors, as well as thirty other poems.
Complete list of poems in this book: Chasing Seagulls, Home, Album, Children in the Streets, The Gardener, Friday Afternoon Spectrum, Reception, second year, Angels and Razors, Separated, Faces, Songs In Sign Language, Forgotten, Higher Education, Family, Ex-Gay? Part I: Cocoon, Ex-Gay? Part II: The Ex-Me Movement, Ex-Gay? Part III: Who Does God Hate?, The Escape Artist, Daughter, The Same Lips, Pharisee, Anne Bradstreet, Bareback, Cycle, Cross, Two Rapes, Rainbow, Elephant on an Opera Stage, Detour, Editing, Process, Haiku.
These works also appear in my longer anthology Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems.
Keywords: Gay pride, Gay romance, Gay men, Gay poem, Gay poems, Gay poetry, Gay poets, Gay writers, Love poems, Story poems, Humor, Homophobia, Exgay, Ex-gay, Diversity, Poetry, American poets, Lubbock poets, Texas poets.
Available from bn.com (for Nook) , Smashwords (for multiple eBook platforms), and Amazon (for Kindle).
"Editing," a poem about past and present homophobia. This video contrasts the dark imagery of "Editing" with colorful, positive pictures from Toronto Gay Pride, showing a refusal to let fear, violence, or hatred silence us.
Blog entry updated 8/16/2014.