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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...

Reaching Out

V. Anderson talks with Illya Szilak about Queerskins, a multimedia novel that takes users through a journey of innocence lost, self-discovery, and self-sacrifice Our on-line...

Khafre Kujichagulia Abif

The Fierce Language of Self-Determination Khafre Kujichagulia Abif talks about his anthology of poems, prayers, essays and affirmations for people living with HIV/AIDS by Larry Buhl On...

Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch (for my own, own, brother) All afternoon I stare at your blood sucked into that glass tube, a red slash on the white...

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Knopf Reviewed by Sera Rivers New York Times bestselling author David Levithan creates a vision for change with his latest young adult...

Two Natures: Review

Two Natures by Jendi Reiter Saddle Road Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Julian Selkirk gets under our skin. Immediately. When we first meet him, the hero of Jendi...

In the Province of the Gods: Review

In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries University of Wisconsin Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The AIDS Memoir” is an important document in our history....

This Is A Test: Poetry by Alicia Mountain

This Is a Test Do you recoil like you should when the boy says clean to talk about his body? In the crook of your arm you cradle a...

Cool Limbo

A review of Cool Limbo (NYQ Books) by Michael Montlack Cool Limbo, Michael Montlack’s first full-length collection of poems, takes some unpacking: Like any great work...

There Were These Men: Poetry by Lynn Hoffman

there were these men, they were kind, they were mean they were fine as threads, they were thick as rope. some danced, some sang some were doctors, some...

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