Positively Literary

Positively Literary

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...

Bruce Ward: March 2008

Time Differences Playwright Bruce Ward talks with A&U’s Chael Needle about his new play, Lazarus Syndrome, finding support & the need to stay on top...

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...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave: Nonfiction by Ephraim de...

Hummingbird Pays a Visit to Jamie’s Grave by Ephraim de Francisco Solanas I was certain that storing Jamie’s ashes on a bookshelf in the bedroom was...

Disclosure: Poetry by Brent Calderwood

Disclosure I really did cry over spilt milk. Sobbing at breakfast, napkin in hand, the broken glass, the blue skim slick spread thin as my mother’s money. When I slipped...

“Learning the Love Song…”: Poetry by Jennifer Su

"Learning the Love Song..." A girl leaves behind her beloved island, to seek the cure, riding a poem over the Pacific, like a lifeboat full...

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,...

LATEST POSTS

An Aspirin A Day May Keep HIV Away

The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) has published the results of a study conducted by researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo...

Pride In Spite of It All

Let’s Talk About PrEP