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Duane Locke

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Duane Locke, Doctor of Philosophy, English Renaissance literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, was Poet in Residence at the University of Tampa for over 20 years.

His old biographical notes, published many times, are now obsolete. The notes stated that he lived in an old, decaying house in the sunny Tampa slums, populated largely by drug dealers and the homeless.

The house was condemned by the city of Tampa inspectors, what he calls the “Tampa Gestapo,” and after his living at this location for fifty years, he was forced to leave within six days. The forced move was due to the fall of the bungalow in his large back yard. The bungalow contained a priceless literary scholarly library which is now under debris.

An army of inspectors descended and decided he could no longer live in his home, so Duane Locke left Tampa to relocate in Lakeland, Florida. He lives by a lake abundant with wildlife. The fall was a “Fortunate Fall,” for he now lives in a more desirable and pleasant location. The only disadvantage is that he can find no trash to photograph, no broken beer bottles on sidewalk, no litter as there was in Tampa.

For more information on Duane Locke, click on Duane Locke on Google, There are about a half-million entries under his name. On MSN, only 60,000 entries.

Copyright © 2007 by Duane Locke

Bewildering Stories bibliography

The Rigged Jury
Zinc Oxide
The “N” on a Bridge
A Corner Turned

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