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Guide to the Tim Dlugos Papers
ca. 1950-1998
(Bulk 1970-1997)
 MSS.087

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Collection processed by Matthew Barton (February - July 1997), Media Material updated by Luke Martin and Brent Phillips, July, 2008

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Historical/Biographical Note:

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts
on August 5, 1950, Francis Timothy Dlugos later grew up in Arlington, Virginia
. He joined the Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order, in 1968 and entered their college, La Salle, in Philadelphia
. He left the Brothers a few years later in 1971 to openly embrace a politically active, gay lifestyle. He eventually left La Salle before graduating. In Washington, D.C.
Dlugos worked on  Ralph Nader's Public Citizen and become heavily involved with the  Mass Transit poetryscene. Describing his poetry in None of the Above, an early anthology in which Dlugos appeared, he stated: "1. I try to write out of the time & space I find myself in. 2. My best work takes the 'timeless' -- spontaneous goofs, flights, body motions -- & drags it onto timeline, the 'real world' where most of us live. I am 'successful' when the language (clean combination of words) takes me or someone else back to the original combination of feelings & perceptions 'out there,' or somewhere equally nice. 3. My work is part of the nostalgia craze; all of it reminds me of where I used to be. 4. Grace, in a very orthodox sense, is my major preoccupation." Dlugos moved to New York in the late seventies where he edited and contributed to such magazines as Christopher Street, New York Native, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. He read everywhere and with almost everyone involved the downtown scene. Whether writing about pop culture, New York
, being gay, alcoholism, or  AIDS, content always came secondary to style in Dlugos' poetry. Sometime after being diagnosed  HIVpositive, Dlugos decided to abandon his career as a fundraiser to become a priest in the Episcopalian church where he could utilize and express his experiences as a gay man. While studying at the Yale School of Divinity, Dlugos died of AIDS related complications on December 3, 1990.

Bibliography: Works by Tim Dlugos:

  • Coming Attractions. Los Angeles: Little Caesar Press, 1980.
  • A Fast Life. Chatsworth, CA: Sherwood Press, 1982.
  • For Years. Washington D.C.: Jawbone, 1977.
  • Entre Nous. Los Angeles: Little Caesar Press, 1982.
  • High There. Washington D.C.: Some of Us Press, 1973.
  • Incredible Risks. New York: Hard Press, 1981.
  • Je Suis Ein Americano. Los Angeles: Little Caesar Press, 1979.
  • Powerless: Selected Poems. Ed. David Trinidad. New York: High Risk, 1996.
  • Strong Place: Poems. New York: Amethyst Press, 1992.

Works on Tim Dlugos/ Works With Contributions by Tim Dlugos (arranged alphabetically within author series by the title of the larger work):

  • Abbott, Steve. "In the Spirit of Rimbaud." [ ]. (Aug. 24, 1979). 15, [ ].
  • Beaudouin, David. "Tim Dlugos, an Appreciation." Washington Review. (Dec. 1982 -- Jan 1983). 28.
  • Chibbaro, Lou and Keen, Lisa M. "Fighting Back: Gay Communities Respond to the Aids health Crisis." Washington Blade. 14:5 (Feb. 4, 1983) [ ],32-3. (Tim Dlugos quoted on p. 33).
  • Cooper, Dennis and Tim Dlugos; Eds. Coming Attractions: An Anthology of American Poets in Their Twenties. Los Angeles: Little Caesar Press, 1980.
  • Cory, Jim. "Tim Dlugos: 1950-1990" The James White Review. 10:2 (Winter 1993). 18-19.
  • DeLynn, Jane. "Francis Timothy Dlugos." Outweek. 79/ 80. (Jan 9, 1991) 36, 90.
  • Dlugos, Tim.. "The Certitude of Night," "Harding's Beach." American Letters and Commentary.2 (Fall 1989) 78-80.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Night Life, "Famous Writers," "Day Light." Angels of the Lyre: A Gay Poetry Anthology.Ed. Winston Leyland. San Francisco: Parjandrum Press, 1975. 49-50.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "All Soul's Day," "As Alive,""Signs of Madness." Art and Understanding. 1: 1 (Fall 1991) 5-6.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Erosion." Art and Understanding. 1: 13 (Spring 1992) 13.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Bill Sullivan." Arts Magazine. 58:5 (Jan. 1984).
  • Dlugos, Tim. "The Steve Hamilton Sestina." B City. 8 (1993) 24-5.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Green Acres." Barney: The Modern Stone Age Magazine. 4 (Spring 1984) 13.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Healing the World from Battery Park." The Best American Poetry 1993. Eds. Louis Gld David Lehman. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. 58-61.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "As It Is," "American Baseball," "Sounding Back," "Great Books of the 1950's," "John Tongue," "Another Stanza for Martina." Black Box. 8 (n.d.) side b. [sound recording]
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Harmony in Red," "Ordinary Time," "Radiant Child." Bomb. 35 (Spring 1991). 93.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "West 22nd Street." Brooklyn Review. 6 (1989). 46.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Powerless." Brooklyn Review. 7 (1990). 1-3.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Good Morning." Brooklyn Review. 8 (1991) 2.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Psalm," "Spinner." Brooklyn Review. 9 (1992) 29-30.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Signs of Madness." Chemical Imbalance Magazine. 2:3 (n.d.). 75.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Rough Trade: The Williams-Windam Correspondence. Christopher Street Magazine. 2:2 (Aug. 1977). 53-6.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "A Weekend Guide to Gay D. C." Christopher Street Magazine. 3:3 (Oct. 1978). 47-52.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Generation" Christopher Street Magazine. 7:3 (Apr. 1983). 44-7.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "You are There," "Day for Paul," "At the Point," "Bindo Altoviti," "In London," "Great Art." Coming Attractions: An Anthology of American Poets in Their Twenties. Ed. Dennis Cooper. L.A.: Little Caesar Press, 1980. 35-42.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Powerless." Day of Hope. 1 (n.d.). 32.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "D.O.A." Editor's Choice III: Fiction, Poetry & Art from the U.S. Small Press (1984-1990): Selections from Nominations Made by the Editors of Independent, Noncommercial Literary Presses and Magazines, of Work Published in Them from 1984 to 1990. Eds.
  • Dlugos, Tim."The Legend of Gaucho." The Faber Book of Movie Verse. Ed. Philip French. London: Faber and Faber, 1993. 394-5.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "White Petals." Four Petals. 27:4 (Summer 1978). [ ].
  • Dlugos, Tim. "New Music." Gandhabba. 1:1 (Jan 1984) 29.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Poem After Dinner," "Flaming Angel." Hanging Loose. 23 (Summer 1974). 9-10.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "The Nineteenth Century is 183 Years Old," "Lit," "Summer, South Brooklyn," "Healing the World from Battery Park." Hanging Loose. 60 (1992) 16-21.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Signs of Madness," "D.O.A." Jugular Defenses: An Aids Anthology. London: The Oscars Press, 1994. 74-5,106-7.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Parachute." Long Shot. 10 (n.d.) 63-5.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Desire Under the Pines," "From Journal," "Solidarity." Mag City. 13 (1982) 15-18.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Stanza for Martina," Stanza for Martina," "Stanza for Martina," "Chapter Two." Mass Transit. 5 (Fall 1974). 2-3.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Naked Brunch." New York Native. 1 (Dec. 5-18, 1980). 33.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Naked Brunch." New York Native. (Dec. 29 -- Jan. 8, 1980). 31.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Summer Wishes..." New York Native. (June 4-17, 1984). 37-8.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Where I Hang My Cassock." New York Native. (Oct. 5 -- Nov. 18, 1984). 43-4.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Gilligan's Island," "President Truman," "American Baseball," "Mallarm" None of the Above: New Poet's of the U.S.A. New York: Crossings Press, 1976. 187-92
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Retrovir." Outweek. 11 (Sept 4, 1989) 55.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "D.O.A." Outweek. 66 (Oct. 3, 1990). 56.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Turnadot." Outweek. 79/ 80 (Jan 9, 1991) 72.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Untitled," "July." Paris Review. 29:102 (Spring 1987). 211-212.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "G-9" Paris Review. 115 (Summer 1990) 244-260.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Larry Stanton: Portraits of Writers" Poetry Project Newsletter. 111. (Jan./Feb. 1985). 7.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "The Collective Smile, the Solitary 'No'." Poetry Project Newsletter. 112 (Mar. 1985). 3-5.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Here Comes the Bride," "Your New House," "Friends Survive." In Memoriam Tim Dlugos 1950-1990. The Poetry Project Newsletter. 141 (April/May 1991) 11-12.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "The Morning," "All Soul's Day," "Station." Santa Monica Review. 4: 2 (Spring 1992) 98-101.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Steve Reich and Musicians," "Film." Shiny International. [2] [( )]. [ ].
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Fan Mail From Some Flounder." Shiny International. 4 [( )]. [ ].
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Turnadot," "Etiquette in 1969," "Friends Service." Shiny International. 6 (1991) 53-6.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "New Hope," "Daylight," "Close," "Desire Under the Pines." The Son of the Male Muse: New Gay Poetry. Ed. Ian Young. New York: Trumansburg: Crossing Press, 1993. 82-6.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "The Black Forest," "Ten Movies." The Thursday Book: Selected Poetry from the Dove Readings. Ed. J. Wesley Clark. Anapolis: Dove Books, 1975. 11-12.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Octavian," "A Sense." The World. 42 (Jan 1992) 51-3.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Goodbye to Chrysis," "Awash in Angels." The World. 51 (1995) 40-3.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "Qum." A Year in Poetry: A Treasury of Classic and Modern Verses for Every Date on the Calendar. New York: Crown Publishers, [ ]. 16.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "American Baseball," "President Truman," "Gilligan's Island," "Note to J.A.," "Mallarm ZZZ. (1974) 44-51.
  • Dlugos, Tim. "At the Point," "Day for Paul," "You are There," "Poles Apart." ZZZZZ. (1977) 138-42.
  • Funsten, Kenneth. "Entre Nous: New Poems." Los Angeles Times. (Oct. 10, 1982).[ ].
  • Griffith, Patricia. "None of the Above, New Poets of the USA" Washington Review. [( )]. [ ].
  • Kikel, Rudy. "Entre Nous Le Deluge." New York Native. (Dec. 20, 1982 -- Jan. 2, 1983). 41.
  • Lally, Michael; Ed. None of the Above: New Poets of the U.S.A. Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing Press, 1976.
  • Lerner, Eric. "Dlugos' Songs." Washington Blade. 13:22 (Oct. 8, 1982). 11.
  • Leyland, Winston; Ed.. Angels of the Lyre: A Gay Poetry Anthology. San Francisco: Panjandrum Press, 1975.
  • Miller, Alan. "Strong Place." Lambda Book Report. (Sept. -- Oct. 1992). 43.
  • Padgett, Ron. The Poetry Project Newsletter. New York: St. Mark's Church, 1972-.
  • Trinidad, David. "The Prowling Beast." Outweek. (Mar. 20, 1991). 59.
  • Veasey, Jack. "PhiladelFiles: Check It Out Department." Gay News. (Nov. 26 -- Dec. 2, 1982). [ ].
  • In Memoriam: Tim Dlugos 1950-1990. Poetry Project Newsletter. 141 (April/May 1990). 10-12.
  • Remembering Tim. Washington Review. 16:6 (April-May 1991). 3-18.