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Pushing Dead: Review

Pushing Dead Directed by Tom E. Brown Bugsby Pictures/Chrismatic Film Reviewed by T.J. Banks Danny Schauble (James Roday of Psych) is a writer who’s frequently at a loss...

Why We Dance

Why We Dance Because we do the electric slide into the clinic to the tune of crying babies. Because every day we fox trot in and...

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...

The Essential Randy Boyd: Review

The Essential Randy Boyd, Vol. 1 by Randy Boyd Amazon Digital Services Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In The Essential Randy Boyd its author gathers a powerful collection...

Edmund White: February 2008

Red Badges Amid a Community Fragmented by AIDS, Edmund White Tells His Own Truths About Gay Men, AIDS & Culture by Lester Strong Photos by Joe Oppedisano Novelist...

Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform

  Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform Hungry, cold, confused Fever breaks me My skin is haunted Each pore feels like static I could reach another world I just cut a...

Don’t Call Us Dead: Review

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Somewhere among a juxtaposition of race, gender, sexuality, and physicality lies the transformative poetry...

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...

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...

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...

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