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“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....

Giving It Raw

Giving It Raw How to Live with AIDS for 25 Years by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco is the author of a novel, Flesh Wounds and Purple Flowers...

Drinking You In: Fiction by Chip Livingston

Drinking You In by Chip Livingston Peter hopped into his VW Rabbit and popped the hood. Inhaling the heavy aroma of cedar in the ashtray still...

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

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...

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...

The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House: Review

The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat Big Table Publishing Reviewed by Chael Needle Some novels you can just settle into, and The...

Erosion: Poetry by Phillip Brian Williams

Erosion As you die, a withering monument, I gather you pore by pore into my arms. Collect you and rock the crown of your offering—night sweats, your thinning frame, you...

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371: Review

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 by MK Czerwiec Penn State University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job in 1994...

Grace Jones Memoir: Review

I'll Never Write My Memoirs Grace Jones, with Paul Morley Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Chael Needle Grace Jones likes doing jigsaw puzzles, as we learn in...

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