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The Inanimate Me: Fiction by Martin Shaw

The Inanimate Me There’s only one rotten apple in this hospital, an old-school homophobic male nurse who’s pheromonic orchestration of testosterone is thwarted by the...

Making Stephen’s Panel

  Making Stephen's Panel In Memory of Stephen Allen Love, 3/19/53–4/9/99 Stephen was my husband’s ex-lover, his first real relationship in the glory days of the 1970s when...

Ethel Merman: Review

Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa…and Me by Tony Cointreau Prospecta Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Ethel Merman and Mother Teresa? Both were “other mothers” to Tony...

The Good Fight: Poetry by Joey Amaral

The Good Fight Round after round, Pound after pound. Gotta get up, Can’t stay down. The fight is on, The curtains never drawn. Arms are heavy, Legs are weak, Oh my god, it’s...

Our Young Man: Review

Our Young Man by Edmund White Bloomsbury Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Two seminal novels have been written about gay life in Manhattan and Fire Island in the...

Inoculations: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Inoculations in memory of Bruce Hlibok (1960-1995) Funny how much New York’s changed since you died. Rents have gone way, way up. Brooklyn is shockingly hip...

A Parade

A Parade I think I may have just experienced one of the most prophetic prayers ever: men, women and ladyboy prostitutes parading down Beach Road and onto Walking Street, dancing,...

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...

Fairyland

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father Alysia Abbott W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Sally Hessney Alysia Abbott’s memoir, Fairyland, is a loving tribute to her poet-activist father,...

The Dahlia Field: Stories: Review

The Dahlia Field: Stories by Henry Alley Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Every American city and town, every region, every state possesses its own unique...

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