Dlugos, Tim

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Born in Springfield, Mass. on August 5, 1959, 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 became heavily involved with the Mass Transit poetry scene. 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 in 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 HIV positive, 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.

From the description of Tim Dlugos papers, [ca. 1950-1996]. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477059421

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jimmy De Sana Papers, Bulk, 1977-1990, 1954-1997 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Trinidad, David, 1953-. David Trinidad papers, [ca. 1970-2002]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Jimmy De Sana Papers, Bulk, 1977-1990, 1954-1997 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Ira Silverberg Papers, 1980-2007 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Tim Dlugos Papers, ca. 1950-1998 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn The Serpent's Tail/High Risk archive, [ca. 1990-1997]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Dennis Cooper Papers, 1970-2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Serpent's Tail/High Risk Archive, ca. 1990-1997 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Dlugos, Tim. Tim Dlugos papers, [ca. 1950-1996]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn David Trinidad Papers, ca. 1970-2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
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associatedWith Cooper, Dennis, 1953- person
associatedWith De Sana, Jimmy person
associatedWith High Risk Books (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith Killian, Kevin. person
associatedWith Tillman, Lynne. person
associatedWith Trinidad, David, 1953- person
associatedWith Welt, Bernard, 1952- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
United States
American literature
Authors, American
Poets, American
Artists and community
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Gays' writings, American


Birth 1950-08-05

Death 1990-12-03


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