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The Jordan Project: Nonfiction by Jess Craig

Nonfiction by Jess Craig The Jordan Project It is winter but Clarisse’s light-brown skin glistens with sweat as she methodically lays out her pills on burgundy and...

Why Bother With Short Stories About HIV/AIDS?

Seeking Connections Why bother with short stories about HIV/AIDS? by Raymond Luczak Poetry, due to its power wielded by concision, may be the heart of all literary...

Living on “The Drive”: Nonfiction by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

Essay by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Living on "The Drive" 1986–2009 Living in Canada, being Canadian, for me, is being HIV-positive. I don’t know any other way of life. I...

All I Know to Do: Poetry by Christopher Hewitt

All I Know to Do Now even the numbers have no meaning for me metaphors like stars snuff out  Oh I care but I repeat myself the chanting  the banners the...

Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform

  Attempt One, to Tempt to Transform Hungry, cold, confused Fever breaks me My skin is haunted Each pore feels like static I could reach another world I just cut a...

Traveling with Bill: Nonfiction by Paul J. Partuzo

Traveling with Bill by Paul J. Partuzo Bill is trying to buy a bike. A girl’s bike because it is easier to get on and off....

Hide/Seek

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward Smithsonian Books “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” which was co-curated...

Tim Murphy: Advocate

One Building, Many Stories In a new novel, writer & activist Tim Murphy revisits the early days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Activism, journalism, advocacy, and...

Walk for a Cure: Poetry by Kathy Coman

Walk for a Cure God’s tears became the healing mist that touched His children as they walked hand-in-hand quietly making a statement that echoed through the air to reach...

Positive: A Memoir: Review

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl, with Ali Benjamin HarperCollins Reviewed by Alina Oswald   The word might very well be mightier than the sword, and in more than...

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