Duane Locke lives in Florida, rural Lakeland by an ancient oak, an underground stream, and an osprey nest. As of July, 2009, he has 6,366 different poems published in ezines, print magazines and 14 books. His latest (April 2009), a 376 page book of poems from the Canadian Publisher, Crossing Chaos (www.crossingchaos.com) is titled Yang Chu’s Poems.
He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree and his entertainment is reading philosophy. His favorite philosophers are Martin Heidegger and Maurice Blanchot. He is also a painter, his works are in permanent museum collections. Some can be found on internet. His main recreation is photographing tiny insects and artistic photography, sur photos that stress emotive responses to color arrangements rather than literal depiction. Many of his photos are displayed on internet. His art work is discussed in the book Extraordinary Interpretation (U of Fla. Press) by Gary Monroe. He has designed many magazine and book covers.
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