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The Angel of History: Review

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Atlantic Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard We are all haunted by our pasts to some degree, carry our sins...

The Inanimate Me: Fiction by Martin Shaw

The Inanimate Me There’s only one rotten apple in this hospital, an old-school homophobic male nurse who’s pheromonic orchestration of testosterone is thwarted by the...

We Blessed: Nonfiction by John Boucher

We Blessed by John Boucher The following story is true. The names have been changed and composite characters created in order to protect the innocent, and...

A&U Announces Pushcart Prize Nominees

A&U Announces Pushcart Prize Nominees Each year, Pushcart Press celebrates the best in small press publishing by honoring outstanding literary work across different genres. This...

That’s What Friends Are For: Review

That's What Friends Are For by Kenneth Sean Campbell CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard LGBTQ people have families, of course. But for us, the families we create...

Long-Term Survivor: Nonfiction by Victoria Noe

Winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award 2015: Creative Nonfiction Long-Term Survivor by Victoria Noe It’s only the past few years that that designation has become widely used....

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...

Just Another Death Sentence: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

One morning in July 1989, I woke up with my right eye swollen completely shut and cysts all over my chest and belly. I...

Queer X Design: Review

Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ by Andy Campbell, PhD Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Reviewed by Hank...

Meet Clay Brown: Fiction by Christina Renee Milliner

Meet Clay Brown by Christina Renee Milliner “My name is Clay Brown, I’m 19, and I was born with HIV.” Four sets of questioning eyes glared at...

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