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Walter Holland (November 11, 1953- ) holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from The City University of New York. He is the author of four poetry collections: "Reconstruction" (Finishing Line Press, 2021), "Circuit" (Chelsea Station Editions, 2010), "Transatlantic" (Painted Leaf Press, 2001) and "A Journal of the Plague Years: Poems 1979-1992" (Magic City Press, 1992). His novel, "The March," was first published in October,1996 by Masquerade Books and a second revised edition was published by Chelsea Station Editions in 2011.


His dissertation on American gay poetry since World War II received the 1998 Paul Monette Dissertation Award. He also holds an M. A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from City College. In January 1996 he received honorable mention in poetry for the 1995 David Lindahl  Memorial Prize for Poetry, sponsored by The James White Review. In November, 1996, he lectured at The Stonewall Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His topic was “Gay Poetry from 1945 to the Present.” In 1997 he was a presenter at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA as part of an academic conference entitled “History and Memory: Gay and Lesbian Literature Since World War II.” In March, 1999, he was keynote speaker at the first Annual Provincetown Poetry Festival. His lecture was entitled “A History of Gay Poetry.”


He currently lives in New York City on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his husband whom he met in 1987, Howard Frey (March 28, 1950-). They were legally married April 18, 2012 in New York City. Previously they received their Certificate of Domestic Partnership from the City of New York on March 4, 1993 when it first became available.

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