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Write It Out!: Drama by Ebony Payne-English

The Glorious Struggle of the Charismatic Hero by Ebony Payne-English Synopsis: The Glorious Struggle is a play that confronts the uncomfortable truths about being a high-functioning...

Write It Out!: Drama by Alfredo Trejo III

Five Years by Alfredo Trejo III Synopsis: Five Years, an autofiction piece, is a coming-of-age story that follows Fredo, a young Mexican/Salvadoran American living in East...

The Little Gods of Desire: Fiction by Robert Cataldo

Fiction The Little Gods of Desire by Robert Cataldo To the little gods of desire, we address our prayers. We thank you for so many happy nights,...

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991: Poetry by Scott Hightower

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991 My talented older brother was artistically intrepid and expressive. As a painter, he had begun to achieve some recognition. He was an oddly secure and insecure bon vivant. His...

HIV Unmuted: Review

HIV Unmuted Produced by the International AIDS Society Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In the first episode of this informative and extraordinary podcast, host Femi Oke and...

Derek Jarman’s Death: Poetry by Lynn Caldwell

Derek Jarman's Death oil on photocopy on canvas, 1993 You can’t see the headlines in black, white underneath: gay plague scourge vile doom you feel them melted under the shock of...

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Review

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Between...

In Which I hate My Bones: Poetry by Ajay Sawant

In Which I hate My Bones Bones like sticks, calcite rolls, bones underneath intolerant skin and loose muscles, bones made of stones, like transparent lamenting through years of...

Two Books by Joseph F. Delgado: Review

The Tango of the Shipwreck: A Novel and AIDS: The Novelette by Joseph F. Delgado Besus & Abadi Ltd. Reviewed by Hank Trout Joseph F. Delgado is a prolific...

Punch Line: Poetry by Nancy Whitecar

Punch Line Two interns stood outside my brother’s hospital room and thrust words at us in ill-practiced affectation. “He—is—dead.” Laughter, as they turned down the hall. Just before, visitors crowded around pizza delivered...

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