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Tornado: Poetry by Hank Trout

                                                            Hank Trout edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. His published writing has ranged from gay “smut” (his term!) to literary...

May All Your Dreams Be in Color: Poetry by Naomi Glassman

May All Your Dreams Be in Color In the hospital I find you in more places, fitting your shadow into the empty sockets of wallspace that my...

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2015

When we founded the Christopher Hewitt Awards in 2013, I didn’t know who Christopher Hewitt was. What I knew was that I had recently...

Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch (for my own, own, brother) All afternoon I stare at your blood sucked into that glass tube, a red slash on the white...

Confessional Poem, Age Seven: Poetry by D. Gilson

Confessional Poem, Age Seven Uncle Dennis is the entire state of Texas, expanse of great prairie and oil-rigged skyscrapers all contained in the rotunda of his five-foot-eight frame. But...

I Loved You More: Review

I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer Hawthorne Books Reviewed by Sally Hessney Tom Spanbauer’s latest novel, I Loved You More, is about a writer, Ben Grunewald, who...

Awakening: Review by Hank Trout

Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America by Nathaniel Frank The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Nathaniel Frank’s thoroughly researched...

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...

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

Good Humor: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

Good Humor by John Whittier Treat Michael remembered watching his mother Betty from a distance, as if she wasn’t his mother at all but somehow a...

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