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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,...

Black LGBT Health in the United States: Review

Black LGBT Health in the United States Edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins & Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Lexington Books Reviewed by C. Todd White The title of Black LGBT...

Caroling at St. Vincent’s, 1986: Poetry by Marcia Pelletiere

Caroling at St. Vincent's, 1986 So typical of the sick, for years, my mind bent over microscopes, brooding for the millionth time about my injury. But now and...

Getting Down to It: Writing Poetry & Living with HIV

When A&U announced a few months back that I would be taking on the role of poetry editor here, I shared a brief insight...

Don’t Call Us Dead: Review

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Somewhere among a juxtaposition of race, gender, sexuality, and physicality lies the transformative poetry...

Owls Don’t Have to Mean Death: Review

Owls Don't Have to Mean Death by Chip Livingston Tincture/Lethe Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Chip Livingston’s lyrical, heart-wrenching new novel, Owls Don’t Have to Mean Death, introduces...

Bed Making After the ER: Poetry by Robert Carr

Bed Making After the ER if I hold this threadbare sheet just right let hot breeze blow through my open window and become noon light I can almost feel the...

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall: Review

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall by James Magruder Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Five graduate students, their assorted friends and lovers, and a self-described...

Julia Glass: Writer

The Writer as Witness Novelist Julia Glass Talks to Mark Olmsted About AIDS, Loss & the Consolation of Words Julia Glass rose to literary prominence in...

Boystown 9: Review

Boystown 9: Lucky Days by Marshall Thornton Kenmore Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1984, Reagan is running for his second term and private eye Nick Nowak...

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