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The Hour

The Hour gliding hand in hand to bed, night was a dark flower a trail of roses sunflowers the autumn breath of their lives together the final hour —Antonio Gomes Antonio...

The Plague

The Plague since no blade fits to shave its locks it steals into our territory hiding like weed amongst wheat it snipes at our soldiers and unbars our gates...

Dream of Ding Village

Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke Grove/Atlantic This novel has been banned in the author’s native China. Yan Lianke is from Henan Province, the site of...

Spotlight: War Diaries

According to the press release from AIDS Project Los Angeles, War Diaries is “a new collection of words and images that highlights the impact...

Procession

Procession I am the latest in a line of who knows how many women. I’ve accepted that. He says he loves me. That much I believe. If he loved himself, he’d...

Crying

Crying “You cry but harm nothing in yourself.” —Tony Kushner, Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Those tears aren’t real they’re not from your well only borrowed and now...

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead by Kgebetli Moele Kwela Books Kgebetli Moele is a South African novelist who has won several prizes. Not surprising, given his passionate...

Eight Haiku

by Frederick Smith Single story homes, Bright orange-red trees of autumn American dream Lump growing larger Waiting in the car outside I am so afraid Electronic Light Images of you and I Passion...

Designers Against AIDS

Designers Against AIDS The First Decade Ludion Publishers Let’s skip to page 118, the start of Ninette Murk’s narrative about how Designers against AIDS (DAA) , the...

Golden Gate Operator Services—1983

Golden Gate Operator Services—1983 When the first one came, I knew there would be more. Some looking at the ground, some with plaintive eyes. Some couldn’t ask,...

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Putting People First

Putting People First Many moons ago, when a reporter tried to elicit a response to the AIDS crisis from the Reagan Administration’s White House press...