Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems

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. More
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About Duane Simolke

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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Gay Pride
"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. "Editing" appears in Duane Simolke's book Holding Me Together, which also includes the essay "Reactions to Homophobia" and the gay love poem "Home."

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The gay love poem "Home," from Duane Simolke's award-winning collection Holding Me Together. That book also includes the essay "Reactions to Homophobia," and many other essays and poems. gay homosexual queer lgbt gay love gay romance gay men manlove man for man man4man gay poem gay poems gay poetry queer poetry gay writing gay books gay book gay relationships male spooning

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