a doctor of philosophy,
english renaissance literature, professor emeritus of the humanities,
and former poet in residence at the university of tampa for over
20 years. 1000s of poems published in places such as american poetry
review, nation, bitter oleander; and online in many ezines. published
14 books and 3 e-books, the squids dark ink, from a tiny
and the death of daphne.
"i've also been painting for many years and have exhibited widely. Also,
a photographer, with over 184 photos in ezines. i focus on close-ups of trash
tossed away in alleys. [ed note: see poems to view photos.]
my old biographical notes, now obsolete,
stated that i lived in an old decaying
house in the sunny tampa slums. that house was condemned by the city inspectors,
and after living at this location for fifty years, i was forced to leave within
this forced move was due to the
collapse of the bungalow in my
large back yard. the bungalow contained
a priceless literary & scholarly library which is
now 'housed' under debris.
the fall also crushed my car, so i
am car-less too.
as a transient, i am temporarily living,
bereft of all my possessions, as an
exile by Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida."
p o e m s
: d u a n e l o c k e
her devotion to the past
the seen, the unseen
the murder of nymphs
trash alley art 001 by duane locke