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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...

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Review

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Between...

In Which I hate My Bones: Poetry by Ajay Sawant

In Which I hate My Bones Bones like sticks, calcite rolls, bones underneath intolerant skin and loose muscles, bones made of stones, like transparent lamenting through years of...

Punch Line: Poetry by Nancy Whitecar

Punch Line Two interns stood outside my brother’s hospital room and thrust words at us in ill-practiced affectation. “He—is—dead.” Laughter, as they turned down the hall. Just before, visitors crowded around pizza delivered...

Peter Staley: Never Silent

Never Silent A&U's Hank Trout Talks with Peter Staley About His Memoir of ACT UP, Activism, Love, Loss and Resilience You know Peter Staley’s face. You’ve...

Zoe Leonard at the Whitney: Poetry by Shari Caplan

Zoe Leonard at the Whitney Zoe Leonard mends oranges for her friends underground, who drink the nectar of the dead, who haze the newbies and crack up...

Brian Malloy: Writer & Advocate

A Survivor's Story A&U’s Hank Trout interviews Brian Malloy about his new novel about an AIDS widower, After Francesco When we think of “long-term HIV/AIDS survivors,”...

Rebel Dykes: Review

Rebel Dykes Directed by Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams Riot Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle ebel RDykes is one of the best documentaries I have seen in...

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