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My HIV Prevention Options: Poetry by Nathaniel Rosenthalis

  Nathaniel Rosenthalis is a poet and critic whose work appears in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Lana Turner, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere....

Farther: Nonfiction by Bruce Bromley

Farther by Bruce Bromley Well, it’s the story of the 1980s.…I’m very aware that the younger generation of kids are growing up not knowing anything about...

Edward Albee’s Touch

Touching the Quilt An Edward Albee AIDS Moment by Lester Strong Edward Albee is not known for writing about AIDS, and certainly not in his plays. Yet...

Unprotected: A Memoir by Billy Porter: Review

Unprotected: A Memoir by Billy Porter Abrams Press Reviewed by Chael Needle If you watched the 2019 Oscar broadcast, you most certainly witnessed the dazzling red-carpet entrance by...

Stitch by Stitch: Review

Stitch by Stitch: Cleve Jones and the AIDS Memorial Quilt by Rob Sanders Illustrations by Jamey Christoph Magination Press Children's Books Reviewed by Chael Needle Stitch by Stitch: Cleve...

Write It Out!: Drama by Lee Raines

Blood Spill by Lee Raines Cast of Characters ANGELA TURNER Black. About 40. Artistic Director of a top-tier New York Theater company. Smartly dressed. No-nonsense. KENNY KING Black. About 40....

Write It Out!: Drama by Ebony Payne-English

The Glorious Struggle of the Charismatic Hero by Ebony Payne-English Synopsis: The Glorious Struggle is a play that confronts the uncomfortable truths about being a high-functioning...

Write It Out!: Drama by Alfredo Trejo III

Five Years by Alfredo Trejo III Synopsis: Five Years, an autofiction piece, is a coming-of-age story that follows Fredo, a young Mexican/Salvadoran American living in East...

The Little Gods of Desire: Fiction by Robert Cataldo

Fiction The Little Gods of Desire by Robert Cataldo To the little gods of desire, we address our prayers. We thank you for so many happy nights,...

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991: Poetry by Scott Hightower

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991 My talented older brother was artistically intrepid and expressive. As a painter, he had begun to achieve some recognition. He was an oddly secure and insecure bon vivant. His...

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Dominic Colón: Cover Story

When Dominic Colón won the inaugural Write It Out! (WIO!) Playwright’s Prize competition for The War I Know, the thrill he felt leapt off...