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Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award Announced

honoring the poet, advocate, author, singer and young person living with AIDS Mary Bowman, the National AIDS Memorial and ViiV Healthcare have created the...

Carved in Bone: Review

Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel by Michael Nava Persigo Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Six-time Lambda Literary award winning author Michael Nava returns with another...

Mechanical Fantasy Box: Review

Mechanical Fantasy Box: The Homoerotic Journals of Patrick Cowley by Patrick Cowley, Gwenaël Rattke Dark Entries Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Patrick Cowley embodied urban gay life...

Paul Lisicky: Writer & Advocate

There Is No Later than Later Writer Paul Lisicky Talks with A&U’s Raymond Luczak About His New Memoir About Life at the Edge of the...

My Friend Jerry: Nonfiction by Richard Marino

My Friend Jerry by Richard Marino My friend Jerry Lazier lived at 484 Hayes Street in the Hayes Valley. The apartment was on the second floor....

A Haven Before Heaven: Review

A Haven Before Heaven by Stefanie Held Amazon Digital Services Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In A Haven Before Heaven, author Stefanie Held records yet another chapter of...

Life of David Hockney: Review

Life of David Hockney: A Novel by Catherine Cusset Translation by Teresa Lavender Fagan Other Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In Life of David Hockney, French author Catherine...

Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming?: Review

Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming? by Jameson Currier Chelsea Station Edition Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince...

A&U Announces Pushcart Prize Nominees

A&U Announces Pushcart Prize Nominees Each year, Pushcart Press celebrates the best in small press publishing by honoring outstanding literary work across different genres. This...

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song: Poetry by James...

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song In the zombie apocalypse, I’m betting the queers outlive the heteros—we know what it is to survive not just...

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