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Just Another Death Sentence: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

One morning in July 1989, I woke up with my right eye swollen completely shut and cysts all over my chest and belly. I...

In Memoriam: Nancy Ellegate

We are mourning the loss of Nancy Ellegate, a longtime contributor to A&U, who died suddenly on September 27. Completing her undergraduate and master’s...

Time Capsule

Let’s pretend that a time capsule is being prepared to be buried for 100 years that will include cultural items related to HIV/AIDS. It would be a chance for our generation to speak to future generations

The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House: Review

The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat Big Table Publishing Reviewed by Chael Needle Some novels you can just settle into, and The...

New New Colossus: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry                               After recovering from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia five years ago, Noah Stetzer went back to school and last...

The Angel of History: Review

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Atlantic Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard We are all haunted by our pasts to some degree, carry our sins...

We’re Still Here: Review

We're Still Here Directed by Grissal Granados & John Thompson Lucha Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks Perhaps, someone once said, we need to follow our pain and heartbreak,...

Two Memoirs by Craig Stewart: Review

Words Never Spoken/One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure by Craig Stewart Impeccable Works Reviewed by T.J. Banks An unexamined life is not worth living,” declared Socrates...

Triptych for Christopher: Poetry by Barb Reynolds

Triptych for Christopher I. Roller Coaster It’s sitting down with the doctors for the very first time and being told that our son is sick, dying, his body...

Not Straight, Not White: Review

Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis by Kevin J. Mumford University of North Carolina Press Reviewed by George...

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