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Bleeder: A Memoir

Bleeder: A Memoir by Shelby Smoak Michigan State University Press Reviewed by Sally Hessney The pacing of Shelby Smoak’s poignant memoir Bleeder is as measured as a heartbeat....

Black LGBT Health in the United States: Review

Black LGBT Health in the United States Edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins & Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Lexington Books Reviewed by C. Todd White The title of Black LGBT...

Cool Limbo

A review of Cool Limbo (NYQ Books) by Michael Montlack Cool Limbo, Michael Montlack’s first full-length collection of poems, takes some unpacking: Like any great work...

Asha Molock

Words to Live By Philadelphia Activist Asha Molock Turns Her Positive Thoughts into an Inspirational Book for People Living with HIV by Chip Alfred Photographed Exclusively for...

Stonewall Strong: Review

Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health, and a Strong Community by John-Manuel Androite Rowman & Littfield Reviewed by Hank Trout Stonewall Strong is in...

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction: Review

The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction Edited by Dale Peck Soho Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The eighties were a decade that began twelve straight...

Ballad of the Kind Young Men

Ballad of the Kind Young Men It was different then— even twenty years ago— no place for kind young men. Five, six, eight, ten, the halls, a shortcut home....

Based on a True Story: Review

Based on a True Story by Jameson Currier Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by T.J. Banks The phrase “loving someone to death” is an inherently disturbing one. There’s something...

XY on XY

XY on XY by David Waggoner and Lester Strong Galleries of Monroe Press Reviewed by David Leddick These two creative guys, A&U’s David Waggoner and Lester Strong, are on to...

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald How does one define...

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