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Outside Marshall, Texas

Poetry by Raymond Luczak ...

After Three Years, Symptom-Free

by Helen C. Nowak Evening moans through Douglas firs, Stirs wood in a cauldron of shade, Riddling the past. Moonset glances backward At scarlet-splattered needles Forgotten behind fog. Shadows sigh to...

Hide/Seek

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward Smithsonian Books “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” which was co-curated...

The Day Larry Kramer Dissed Me

by Mark S. King The mall was abuzz, with people darting in and out of stores, wrangling their kids and chatting on cell phones. I...

Ballad of the Kind Young Men

Ballad of the Kind Young Men It was different then— even twenty years ago— no place for kind young men. Five, six, eight, ten, the halls, a shortcut...

Steven Reigns

Inheritance Recovered Poet & Advocate Steven Reigns Talks with A&U's Chip Alfred It’s been nearly ten years since Steven Reigns released his last book of poetry....

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...

The Castro

Poetry by Charity Smith The Castro Adolfo had it first, only he didn’t know it. No one did. Back then we didn’t even know what it       was...

Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform

Poetry by Joseph Mastran Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform Hungry, cold, confused Fever breaks me My skin is haunted Each pore feels like static I could reach another world I...

Test Run

Nonfiction by Rob Zukowski Test Run It was the summer of 1987 and I was newly out. Like any twenty year-old having just thrust open the...

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