Positively Literary

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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...

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...

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 home....

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...

Eight Haiku

by Frederick Smith Single story homes, Bright orange-red trees of autumn American dream Lump growing larger Waiting in the car outside I am so afraid Electronic Light Images of you and I Passion...

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...

Logic as the Second Person Singular: Poetry by Michael Hurley

Logic as the Second Person Singular AIDS sufferers in Papua New Guinea have been buried alive by their terrified relatives….If they killed the victims with a...

Morning & Test Trials: Two Poems by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Morning 8/8/90: “Not to worry!!! I want to get better. I don’t want to suffer anguish, anxiety and mental pain anymore. I can’t live like...

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project Chronicle Books, of San Francisco, has teamed with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to...

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...

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Harvey Milk Photo Center 2018 LGBTQ Exhibit Event: Art & Pride

The Harvey Milk Photo Center in San Francisco has announced its annual LGBTQ Pride exhibit for 2018, Art & Pride: A Fine Arts Celebration...

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