Positively Literary

Positively Literary

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...

Gay Gotham: Review

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht, with Stephen Vider Skira Rizzoli Reviewed by Hank Trout Confession: I dearly love exhibit-specific museum books....

Not Straight, Not White: Review

Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis by Kevin J. Mumford University of North Carolina Press Reviewed by George...

Lines on my HIV Test: Poetry by Mike Zimmerman

Lines on my HIV Test “Glory and light of poets! now may that zeal and love’s apprenticeship that I poured out on your heroic verses serve me...

Christodora: Review

Christodora by Tim Murphy Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Christodora is a brilliantly wrought novel epic in scope, but executed with a deft and sure hand....

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Review

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In her new non-fiction...

Two Memoirs by Craig Stewart: Review

Words Never Spoken/One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure by Craig Stewart Impeccable Works Reviewed by T.J. Banks An unexamined life is not worth living,” declared Socrates...

“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

“Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95”: Poetry by Benjamin S. Grossberg

Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95                     The Montrose Clinic, Houston Timing; the lag. You couldn’t know....

“Save Tonight”: Nonfiction by Jennifer Sembler

Save Tonight by Jennifer Sembler We were standing among G’s drunken Italian friends who were singing an awful karaoke rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance...