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Tim Dlugos: New York Diary: Review

Tim Dlugos: New York Diary David Trinidad, editor Sibling Rivalry Press Reviewed by Philip F. Clark June 3, 1976 “My intention in starting this is to keep it...

Signs of Madness: Poetry by Tim Dlugos

Tim’s poems appeared in early issues of A&U. One of them, “Signs of Madness,” shows as much of Tim’s experience of AIDS, as it...

The Police Arrest Me Restocking ARVs: Poetry by Akpa Arinzechukwu

The Police Arrest Me Restocking ARVs I will never let no man nor God weep for me anymore. Let the pity end where my saliva lands. At night...

Reaching Past Silence: Poetry by Joe Babcock

Reaching Past Silence It was the summer we had to be smaller than towns where boys with pretty smiles get their teeth knocked out. To be blood brothers...

Mapplethorpe: The Director’s Cut: Review

Mapplethorpe: The Director’s Cut Directed by Ondi Timoner Samuel Goldwyn Films When I watched Mike Leigh’s 2014 film, Mr. Turner, I knew little about its subject, British...

The Merchant of Grief: Poetry by Walter Holland

The Merchant of Grief He does not do so willingly nor does he set the price, His are meager things to collect, things which others would neglect....

Plague Years: Poetry by Walter Holland

Plague Years "As of 2018, about 700,000 people have died of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, and nearly 13,000...

Keith Haring’s Line: Review

Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire Ricardo Montez Duke University Press Keith Haring’s Line is the third book about Haring that I have reviewed...

It Seems: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

It Seems only three years ago we began our goodbyes. Pray for me you asked, and I had no idea how, or if I did pray what it might...

All the Young Men: Review

All the Young Men A Memoir of Love, AIDS, and Chosen Family in the American South Ruth Coker Burks with Kevin Carr O'Leary Grove Atlantic Reviewed by Hank Trout In...

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