Positively Literary

Positively Literary

Test Run

Nonfiction by Rob Zukowski Test Run It was the summer of 1987 and I was newly out. Like any twenty year-old having just thrust open the...

a small victory

a small victory It is three weeks after being told of his newly risen counts, two weeks after my official undetectable diagnosis, and the first time we’ve returned to making truly passionate love. We...

Positive: A Memoir: Review

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl, with Ali Benjamin HarperCollins Reviewed by Alina Oswald   The word might very well be mightier than the sword, and in more than...

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka: Review

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka by Hans M. Hirschi Yaree AB Reviewed by Alina Oswald Over the past three decades we’ve come to expect a certain kind of...

Randy Boyd: Writer & Advocate

Pathbreaker Writer & Long-Term Survivor Randy Boyd Revisits His Journey So Far in a New Collection by Chael Needle Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black Jalandhar Nayak,...

The Challenge of Adherence: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Though it lacks the deliberateness of fire setting the bridges or boats once one’s passed into strange lands or foe’s territory— dark Rubicon crossed over on horseback, fighting...

Smash Cut: Review

Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the '70s and '80s by Brad Gooch HarperCollins Reviewed by Alina Oswald There’s always a song, a poem, or...

The Embrace: Poetry by Rose Auslander

The Embrace So pale, he’s almost green, a bit yellow, slightly iridescent— in that second before he touches you, you wish you could make him pretty again.  Even through his overcoat you’ll feel...

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...

The Girl in the Red Sweater

Essay by D.L. Ransom Girl in red sweater…big brown eyes…HIV-free in a sea of otherwise. This little girl, so frail yet strong. My heart aches...

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Actor Scott Wolf joins U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Deborah Birx...

Text and Photos by Sean Black W ith the season of giving already in full swing, amidst star-studded galas drawing big names and big dollars, The...