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Logic as the Second Person Singular: Poetry by Michael Hurley

Logic as the Second Person Singular AIDS sufferers in Papua New Guinea have been buried alive by their terrified relatives….If they killed the victims with a...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

A Parade

A Parade I think I may have just experienced one of the most prophetic prayers ever: men, women and ladyboy prostitutes parading down Beach Road and onto Walking Street, dancing,...

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead by Kgebetli Moele Kwela Books Kgebetli Moele is a South African novelist who has won several prizes. Not surprising, given his passionate...

Disclosure: Poetry by Brent Calderwood

Disclosure I really did cry over spilt milk. Sobbing at breakfast, napkin in hand, the broken glass, the blue skim slick spread thin as my mother’s money. When I slipped...

Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury:...

Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne Weldon Owen Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing an effective as...

Stand by Me: Review

Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation by Jim Downs Basic Books Reviewed by Hank Trout Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation is...

Corrupted: Review

Corrupted: One Gay American's Story of Breaking Bad on PrEP by Joey Wagner Amazon Review by John Francis Leonard It would be easy when reading this brief, frank...

Memorial: Drama by Tom O’Leary

Editor's note: "Memorial" originally appeared in the February/March 1996 issue of A&U.   Memorial by Tom O'Leary Characters: STEPHEN SMITH: 38, acidic in his humor and outlook on life. BILLY...

The Great Believers: Review

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Viking Reviewed by John Francis Leonard So often in both fiction and non we are given a perspective on the AIDS pandemic...

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