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Diagnosis, Interrupted: Poetry by Danielle Sehnert

Diagnosis, Interrupted Death came a-knockin’ and suddenly infinity became dizzy The rush of a fever, chills that stretch miles, I felt my courage draining Silenced, was the...

Positively Beautiful: Review

Positively Beautiful Directed by Diveena Cooppan Mo Berry Productions/Wicked Delicate Reviewed by T.J. Banks When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and...

Black Deutschland: Review

Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney Farrar, Straus & Giroux Reviewed by John Francis Leonard When I recently began to publish book reviews for A&U, one thing was very...

Peeling Back the Layers: Review

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph by Lawayne Childrey Outskirts Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks God, someone once said, comes through the wound....

Funeral Procession

The light changed to green. Bill sat. I sat. The car idled. Green became red and green again. Idling still I lost track of the cycles mesmerized by the mourners at midday...

Anne-christine d’Adesky: Advocate & Writer

Safety Net In her new memoir, The Pox Lover, journalist and activist Anne-christine d'Adesky looks back at the AIDS crisis by Alina Oswald There’s a very fine...

Dirty Needle: Poetry by T.J. Cheverie

Dirty Needle i had a dirty needle, y’all it was in my head & it was in my heart. i was mainlining that ignorant shit, y’all the kind they sell from the...

Building Immunities: Poetry by Stephen Mead

Building Immunities     —Stephen Mead ◊ A resident of New York, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, and maker of short collage films. Much can be learned...

Walking with Angels: Poetry by Emanuel Xavier

Editor's note: Originally featured in the June 2008 issue of A&U.   Walking with Angels for Lindsay AIDS knows the condom wrapped penetration of strangers and lovers, deep inside only a...

Holding Breath

An excerpt from Holding Breath: A Memoir of AIDS' Wildfire Days by Nancy Bevilaqua In his last few weeks, David rarely lay down anymore. At night,...

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