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Spencer Reece: Writer

A Grace of Words, Saving Graces In a new memoir, poet Spencer Reece pays tribute to the joy in the art that saved him, reflecting...

Plague Years: Review

Plague Years A Doctor’s Journey through the AIDS Crisis Ross A. Slotten, MD University of Chicago Press Reviewed by Hank Trout In 1992, a commissioner on the Chicago Board...

Better Davis and Other Stories: Review

Better Davis and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker Squares & Rebels Reviewed by John Francis Leonard One of the most powerful tools used by an author is...

Buried Memories: Poetry by Robert Carr

Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books, and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length 2019 collection from 3: A...

Song of the First Men: Poetry by Shaun Hill

Song of the First Men I board a bus to the city beneath the tunnels under train-lines, pass the chapel of chapped brick and drop down in the...

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!: Review

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!: a love story about fetish porn Directed & produced by Ryan A. White & Alex Clausen Wohler Films LLC Reviewed by Hank Trout RAW! UNCUT!...

Golden Shovel for Arthur Russell: Poetry by Harry Hoy

Golden Shovel for Arthur Russell My cello sits in the corner collecting dust. This could be embarrassing but the fine layer of rosin and mite is invisible...

Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier: Review

Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier by Emanuel Xavier Rebel Satori Press Reviewed by Chael Needle Emanuel Xavier takes Harold Bloom’s criticism of spoken word as the topic and...

For Larry Kramer: Poetry by Hank Trout

For Larry Kramer by Hank Trout A plague! It’s a plague! Forty million infections is a fucking plague Larry gripped the podium like a life raft He leaned toward the...

Love Don’t Need a Reason: Review

Love Don't Need a Reason: The Life & Music of Michael Callen by Matthew J. Jones Punctum Books Reviewed by Hank Trout When Michael Callen took the stage...

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The Blood Husband: David Mohan: Poetry Award

The Blood Husband That first time we knew by the three spots of blood left in the snow outside your apartment, the style of night sky up above us... Drunk, we...