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Two Poems

Two Poems by Melissa Fry Beasley To My Beloved Aunt and Friend Something mysterious that came out of nowhere wouldn’t leave us alone, this thing we would...

Visions and Revisions: Review

Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS by Dale Peck Soho Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Acclaimed author Dale Peck looks back on his young...

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...

The Essential Randy Boyd: Review

The Essential Randy Boyd, Vol. 1 by Randy Boyd Amazon Digital Services Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In The Essential Randy Boyd its author gathers a powerful collection...

As If: Fiction by Norman Belanger

What time is it?” He sighs, drowsy from a day at the beach. I move over so he can put down his bag. “The clock...

Crying

Crying “You cry but harm nothing in yourself.” —Tony Kushner, Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Those tears aren’t real they’re not from your well only borrowed and now...

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction: Review

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction Edited by Dale Peck Soho Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The eighties were a decade that began twelve straight...

After the Wrath of God: Review

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion by Anthony M. Petro Oxford University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald GRID, slim disease, plague, God’s punishment...for almost thirty-five...

Warrior Princess, Ashamed to Die, For the Ferryman

by Justin B. Terry-Smith Dear Justin, I have a question: Can openly gay men who are positive join the Army or Air Force? —Detox I was in the...

Laundry Day

Laundry Day “You need to have it checked out right away.” Marcus turned away from Robert. ...

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