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Zoe Leonard at the Whitney: Poetry by Shari Caplan

Zoe Leonard at the Whitney Zoe Leonard mends oranges for her friends underground, who drink the nectar of the dead, who haze the newbies and crack up...

Brian Malloy: Writer & Advocate

A Survivor's Story A&U’s Hank Trout interviews Brian Malloy about his new novel about an AIDS widower, After Francesco When we think of “long-term HIV/AIDS survivors,”...

Rebel Dykes: Review

Rebel Dykes Directed by Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams Riot Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle ebel RDykes is one of the best documentaries I have seen in...

Once Removed: Paul William Kruse: Drama Award

Once Removed by Paul William Kruse Synopsis: Once Removed is a documentary play for solo performance. In an effort to understand his own Queer history, playwright...

The Blood Husband: David Mohan: Poetry Award

The Blood Husband That first time we knew by the three spots of blood left in the snow outside your apartment, the style of night sky up above us... Drunk, we...

The Gift: Carolyn O’Donnell: Fiction Award

The Gift by Carolyn O'Donnell A toy koala sits on a shelf near my bed. This little bear has sat there, watching over me, for nearly...

Again, I Am Left to Wonder: Christina Robertson: Nonfiction Award

Again, I Am Left to Wonder by Christina Robertson Looking over my life, again, I am left to wonder what if Christian hadn’t died so young?...

Fruit of Our Labor: 2021 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners Announced

Fruit of Our Labor: 2021 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners Announced As a Vietnamese proverb reminds, “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”...

Spencer Reece: Writer

A Grace of Words, Saving Graces In a new memoir, poet Spencer Reece pays tribute to the joy in the art that saved him, reflecting...

Plague Years: Review

Plague Years A Doctor’s Journey through the AIDS Crisis Ross A. Slotten, MD University of Chicago Press Reviewed by Hank Trout In 1992, a commissioner on the Chicago Board...

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Matt Caprioli: Advocate

Matt Caprioli Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer “The jockstrap. It’s comfortable. It’s stretchy. It’s generous on your waist. It will always make your butt look good....

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