Positively Literary

Positively Literary

Lockdown Lit: What Are You Reading During Shelter in Place?

Lockdown Lit What are you reading to make it through that you think others might turn to for sustenance? A&U writers/editors weighed in. During incarceration, I’ve...

Dead Uncle: Poetry by Ben Kline

Dead Uncle, 1979 Hail Marys lobbed at the altar from the last pew. Only twenty five. Light sentence mumbled fast. No beads. No sweat. I knew Father heard...

A&U Announces New Drama Editor, Bruce Ward

A&U, a national nonprofit HIV/AIDS magazine, is pleased to announce Bruce Ward as the magazine’s first ever Drama Editor. Bruce Ward has been writing...

Patient: Poetry by Ben Kline

  Patient Take your time, Frank told the cutstone trainer untying his white swimsuit. Poppers hovered under the briny draft. Your journey is the point of any goal. Nude, the...

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...

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Maid Service: Review

Maid Service by John Whittier Treat JMS Books Reviewed by Chael Needle In the mid-eighties, 1985 or 1986, but perhaps slightly earlier, my brother Doug’s friend Glenn traveled...

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