Positively Literary

Positively Literary

E. Lynn Harris: August 2002

Writing Life Novelist E. Lynn Harris Shares with A&U’s B. Andrew Plant How AIDS Helped Inspire Him to Start Writing, Why the Pandemic Is Integral...

Nowhere Else I Want to Be: Review

Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir by Carol D. Marsh Inkshares Reviewed by T.J. Banks The book that really jump-started Carol Marsh’s imagination as a teenager...

Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind: Review

Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind by Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard I’ll admit, when my Arts Editor passed on this novel, part of...

At Danceteria: Review

At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker Squares & Rebels Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Sometimes a writer can do something unique with the English language....

The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

Ash: Poetry by Whitney Sweet

Ash I was a kid and didn’t know you but went to your funeral my cousin died of AIDS but didn’t know what that meant just wore...

Because I Can See Needing a Knife: Review

Because I Can See Needing A Knife by Noah Stetzer Red Bird Chapbooks Reviewed by Joy Gaines-Friedler In Judaism the number 18 holds a special significance, for the...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

Rabih Alameddine: Writer & Advocate

Remembering Our History With His New Novel, The Angel of History, Rabih Alameddine Reawakens Our Memories of the Early Days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Rabih...

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