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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...

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...

Why We Should Still Be Reading & Writing About AIDS

Never Forget Why we should still reading and writing about AIDS by Marshall Thornton One of the basic rules of being a novelist is to never publicly...

Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind: Review

Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind by Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard I’ll admit, when my Arts Editor passed on this novel, part of...

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....

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald How does one define...

Second, You Are Really Nigerian: Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos

Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos Second, You Are Really Nigerian Maya One morning I woke up to find myself spooning Lana Jackson’s granddaughter—the beautiful, righteous, god-love-you-all, famous gospel...

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