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Duane Simolke

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Lubbock, Texas, United States

Duane Simolke (pronounced “Dwain Smoky”). Education: Belmont University (B.A., ‘89, Nashville, TN), Hardin-Simmons University (M.A., ‘91, Abilene, TX), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., ‘96, Lubbock, TX), all with a major in English.

Writing published in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Midwest Poetry Review, International Journal on World Peace, and many other publications.

All of my books reflect the reality of human diversity; if encountering gays or people of color bothers you, then you probably won’t like most of my writing. However, if you like my work, please support it by ordering one of my books at a local or online bookstore. Also, you can support the fight against cancer by ordering a fund-raiser I edited and co-wrote: The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer.

Interests: Fiction, poetry, essays, relationships, religion, gay/lesbian, activism, science fiction, classics, travel.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Acorn Stories: West Texas Fiction.
  • Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure
  • The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer
  • The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure
  • Nonfiction

  • Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio
  • Holding Me Together: Essays & Poems by Duane Simolke