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From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso —near the Mali border, 1999 Ce n’est pas bon—It’s not good— these are the...

Voicing That Inner Scream: Nonfiction by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

Winner, Christopher Hewitt Award for Creative Nonfiction Voicing That Inner Scream: Visibility and AIDS in LGBT Africa by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko LGBT Africa held two truths: you fuck,...

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....

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...

The Angel of History: Review

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Atlantic Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard We are all haunted by our pasts to some degree, carry our sins...

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald How does one define...

Love Wins: Nonfiction by Tim Patten

President Obama was on TV! It was June 26, 2015, and the president was making a speech about marriage and how it now represented...

Living on “The Drive”: Nonfiction by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

Essay by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Living on "The Drive" 1986–2009 Living in Canada, being Canadian, for me, is being HIV-positive. I don’t know any other way of life. I...

She Came Late to Writing: Poetry by Davi Walders

She Came Late to Writing She came late, her wheelchair hooked to a Critikon, her smile still slightly there, a bright red bandana tight around her head. She...

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...