Positively Literary

Positively Literary

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...

The Hour

The Hour gliding hand in hand to bed, night was a dark flower a trail of roses sunflowers the autumn breath of their lives together the final hour —Antonio Gomes Antonio...

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....

Boystown 9: Review

Boystown 9: Lucky Days by Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1984, Reagan is running for his second term and private eye Nick Nowak...

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...

Crying

Crying “You cry but harm nothing in yourself.” —Tony Kushner, Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Those tears aren’t real they’re not from your well only borrowed and now...

Between the Pages • The Story of Joyce A. McDonald: Review

Between the Pages: Where Trials Become Triumph! by Thaïs Sherell J. N-Spired Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle My stepmother used to tell me stories about Jesus, but they...

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...

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...

It’s Like DNA: Poetry by Diane Seuss

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