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Reaching Out

V. Anderson talks with Illya Szilak about Queerskins, a multimedia novel that takes users through a journey of innocence lost, self-discovery, and self-sacrifice Our on-line...

San Francisco General: Poetry by Greg Casale

San Francisco General The final time I looked into your eyes they were in a urine cup three floors down. I hope the old gods slipped turquoise in your...

Stella: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

Stella by Hank Trout I first met Jim the day I tried to pick up his boyfriend at the Polk Gulch Saloon. The Gulch was a...

Bleeder: A Memoir

Bleeder: A Memoir by Shelby Smoak Michigan State University Press Reviewed by Sally Hessney The pacing of Shelby Smoak’s poignant memoir Bleeder is as measured as a heartbeat....

Dream of Ding Village

Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke Grove/Atlantic This novel has been banned in the author’s native China. Yan Lianke is from Henan Province, the site of...

Black LGBT Health in the United States: Review

Black LGBT Health in the United States Edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins & Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Lexington Books Reviewed by C. Todd White The title of Black LGBT...

Our Young Man: Review

Our Young Man by Edmund White Bloomsbury Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Two seminal novels have been written about gay life in Manhattan and Fire Island in the...

Well With My Soul

Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen  ASD Publishing Reviewed by Alina Oswald “Is it all well with my soul?” is the question that comes to mind upon...

Black Deutschland: Review

Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney Farrar, Straus & Giroux Reviewed by John Francis Leonard When I recently began to publish book reviews for A&U, one thing was very...

Russell: Fiction by Geer Austin

Russell by Geer Austin When Russell Glickman died, sometime in the mid-eighties, he and I were completely out of touch. I’d seen him once or twice...

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