Duane Simolke

Biography

Duane Simolke wrote the books The Acorn Stories, Degranon, Holding Me Together, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. He co-wrote The Return of Innocence and The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. DuaneSimolke.Com includes some of his writing, as well as a variety of links.

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Books

Fat Diary
Series: Acorn, Texas. Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A West Texas librarian makes fun of herself and the other people in her town, while writing about her reasons for wanting to lose weight. This short story also appears in The Acorn Gathering, copyright 2002.
Selected Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
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. These works also appear in Duane Simolke’s longer anthology Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems.
Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,970. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Winner, StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award. This collection, quoted by many authors and Web masters, includes the multi-part essay Reactions to Homophobia, followed by poems and short essays on a variety of topics, such as writing, AIDS, religion, violence, family, friendship, and gay relationships. Holding Me Together counters homophobia, celebrates gay love, and promotes gay pride.

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