Positively Literary

Positively Literary

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...

Time Piece

Do you remember hospital visits? Medicine too toxic to be touched by human hands and dispensed throughout the day? Do you remember digital watches with...

All We Know to Do: Christopher Hewitt Award Honorees

In one of the poems that Christopher Hewitt published in A&U, and reprinted in our anthology, Art and Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty...

Warrior Princess, Ashamed to Die, For the Ferryman

by Justin B. Terry-Smith Dear Justin, I have a question: Can openly gay men who are positive join the Army or Air Force? —Detox I was in the...

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso —near the Mali border, 1999 Ce n’est pas bon—It’s not good— these are the...

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...

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall: Review

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall by James Magruder Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Five graduate students, their assorted friends and lovers, and a self-described...

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...

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza At a quarter to dusk a moon froze in the groin of an elm, horses on the arch dragged...

Getting Down to It: Writing Poetry & Living with HIV

When A&U announced a few months back that I would be taking on the role of poetry editor here, I shared a brief insight...

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The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) brings its storied fundraising event, Dining by Design, to Pier 92, New York City, from March 22...

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