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Memories of a Penitent Heart: Review

Memories of a Penitent Heart Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo Blackscrackle Films Reviewed by T.J. Banks Cecilia Aldarondo remembers meeting her uncle, Miguel Dieppa, once as a child. Six...

Why We Dance: Poetry by Terry M. Dugan

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...

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project

Children’s Book Raises Funds for AIDS United, The Trevor Project Chronicle Books, of San Francisco, has teamed with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to...

That’s What Friends Are For: Review

That's What Friends Are For by Kenneth Sean Campbell CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard LGBTQ people have families, of course. But for us, the families we create...

The Rest of It: Review

The Rest of It: Hustlers, Cocaine, Depression and Then Some, 1976–1988 by Martin Duberman Duke University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Martin Duberman , a genuine giant among...

Tartara, The Prince of Dance: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Tartara, The Prince of Dance Harsh. Fierce. What was it about perfection? Why the constant movement Nureyev? Why the wings? Why the sad longing? Yes, the boys...

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2018: Call for Entries

Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your interest! A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the sixth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of...

Erosion: Poetry by Phillip Brian Williams

Erosion As you die, a withering monument, I gather you pore by pore into my arms. Collect you and rock the crown of your offering—night sweats, your thinning frame, you...

May All Your Dreams Be in Color: Poetry by Naomi Glassman

May All Your Dreams Be in Color In the hospital I find you in more places, fitting your shadow into the empty sockets of wallspace that my...

Morning & Test Trials: Two Poems by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Morning 8/8/90: “Not to worry!!! I want to get better. I don’t want to suffer anguish, anxiety and mental pain anymore. I can’t live like...

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Meet Raymond Luczak, A&U’s New Fiction Editor

We are thrilled to welcome esteemed writer Raymond Luczak to our team as fiction editor. Raymond has been with the magazine from issue one—no...

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