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The Underground Woman: Review

The Underground Woman: From Prisoner to Freedom by Asha Molock CreateSpace Reviewed by T.J. Banks Alice isn’t the only one to tumble down a rabbit hole and find...

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2016: Winners Announced

Time & Telling The 2016 Hewitt Award winners for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction are marked by three strong, distinct voices, but the connective tissue...

Don’t Call Us Dead: Review

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Somewhere among a juxtaposition of race, gender, sexuality, and physicality lies the transformative poetry...

1980: Review

1980 by David Cornish, MD BookBaby Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s the dawn of the eighties and Dr. Arthur Noble, a young medical resident, is facing a...

After Three Years, Symptom-Free

by Helen C. Nowak Evening moans through Douglas firs, Stirs wood in a cauldron of shade, Riddling the past. Moonset glances backward At scarlet-splattered needles Forgotten behind fog. Shadows sigh to...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

It Was Never Supposed to Be Ours: Poetry by Ben Kline

It Was Never Supposed to Be Ours Our uncles were silent and buried, the internet infant, drag queens still used names like Fonda Peters and bowls of free...

Male Sex Work and Society: Review

Male Sex Work and Society Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott Harrington Park Press This book is a wide-ranging, scholarly consideration of male sex work. The...

When Metaphors Fail

Fiction by Michael A. Kiggins It’s late, and you’re tired and he’s tired, but you’re putting as much into this as you can, hoping he’ll...

The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

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