Positively Literary

Positively Literary

(Billions of years ago)

(Billions of years ago) Billions of years ago there was a moment (or many millennia) of infinite density. A massive explosion caused the universe to begin...

XY on XY

XY on XY by David Waggoner and Lester Strong Galleries of Monroe Press Reviewed by David Leddick These two creative guys, A&U’s David Waggoner and Lester Strong, are on to...

Eavesdropper, 1990

Eavesdropper, 1990 Notice his damp curtains as the drafts pass. He happens upon those topics like need, absently. His queer kind of alchemy. A predecessor marked by cashmere...

Leaves Falling Gently

Leaves Falling Gently by Susan Bauer-Wu New Harbinger Publications Reviewed by V. Anderson In her book, Leaves Falling Gently, Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, defines and elaborates on three...

Asolar

Asolar “Without sun,” said the young man, “it means there is no sun,” and then he held out his hand, as if for me but not. A word...

A Day with HIV in America

10:30 AM: Vacaville, CA: Phillip was adopted by Amanda Proctor and her partner: biomother was infected during pregnancy and he showed up positive...

Ashamed to Die

Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial, and the AIDS Epidemic in the South by Andrew J. Skerritt Lawrence Hill Books Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate AIDS has long been identified...

Our Love Is Real

Our Love Is Real by Sam Humphries and Steven Sanders Gotham Press reviewed by Steven Surman Journalist Randy Shilts wrote in his book documenting homosexuality in the military,...

Outside Marshall, Texas

Outside Marshall, Texas for Michael Shannon Todd 1967–2011 The field that you loved was unkempt. You and I walked it daily together, our dogs chasing each other in...

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...

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