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Stephen Zerance: Writer & Advocate

Never Mind the Wasp In a new collection of poetry, Stephen Zerance explores how we respond to danger, risk & fear by Noah Stetzer "I’m a danger...

One Life at a Time: Review

One Life at a Time An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana by Daniel Baxter, MD Skyhorse Publishing, Inc Reviewed by Hank Trout Can one honestly recommend a...

We Kiss Them with Rain: Review

We Kiss Them with Rain by Futhi Ntshingila Catalyst Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Fourteen-year-old Mvelo doesn’t have the easiest of lives. We Kiss Them with Rain...

Nancy [email protected]&*ing Reagan: Drama by Daniel Hurewitz

Nancy [email protected]&*ing Reagan A Play by Daniel Hurewitz Characters MAGGIE (MARGARET) LESSING TRUWELL: 49, Asian-American, fairly fit, energetic, historian, and Dean of Students at Cardiff College. RICHARD TRUWELL: Mid-50s,...

The Custody Visit (1987): Nonfiction by Andrea Laiacona Dooley

The Custody Visit (1987) by Andrea Laiacona Dooley Seventh grade ended, and it was time to visit my father in Indiana. We’d last seen him at...

The Pond: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

The Pond by John Whittier Treat Alan died on a hot day, but it had been hot all summer. Steve wasn’t there when the long fart...

The Past Dreamed Again: Christopher Hewitt Awards Honorees Announced

Assotto Saint, in Spells of a Voodoo Doll, wrote: “Anytime one tries to take fragments of one’s personal mythology and make them understandable to...

The Good Fight: Poetry by Joey Amaral

The Good Fight Round after round, Pound after pound. Gotta get up, Can’t stay down. The fight is on, The curtains never drawn. Arms are heavy, Legs are weak, Oh my god, it’s...

Powered by Love: Review

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa by Joanna Henry, with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis; edited by Michele Landsberg, with photos by Alexis...

The Embrace: Poetry by Rose Auslander

The Embrace So pale, he’s almost green, a bit yellow, slightly iridescent— in that second before he touches you, you wish you could make him pretty again.  Even through his overcoat you’ll feel...

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A Piece of Me with HIV: Review

A Piece of Me with HIV by Shyronn Jones CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard A Piece of Me with HIV is a compelling and valuable document of...

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