For Larry Kramer: Poetry by Hank Trout

For Larry Kramer by Hank Trout A plague! It’s a plague! Forty million infections is a fucking plague Larry gripped the podium like a life raft He leaned toward the...

Signs of Madness: Poetry by Tim Dlugos

Tim’s poems appeared in early issues of A&U. One of them, “Signs of Madness,” shows as much of Tim’s experience of AIDS, as it...

The Police Arrest Me Restocking ARVs: Poetry by Akpa Arinzechukwu

The Police Arrest Me Restocking ARVs I will never let no man nor God weep for me anymore. Let the pity end where my saliva lands. At night...

Reaching Past Silence: Poetry by Joe Babcock

Reaching Past Silence It was the summer we had to be smaller than towns where boys with pretty smiles get their teeth knocked out. To be blood brothers...

The Merchant of Grief: Poetry by Walter Holland

The Merchant of Grief He does not do so willingly nor does he set the price, His are meager things to collect, things which others would neglect....

Plague Years: Poetry by Walter Holland

Plague Years "As of 2018, about 700,000 people have died of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, and nearly 13,000...

It Seems: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

It Seems only three years ago we began our goodbyes. Pray for me you asked, and I had no idea how, or if I did pray what it might...

Ghosts Ambling Along East 46th Street: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Ghosts Ambling Along East 46th Street Not ever expecting to see you again, you appeared, walking ahead. I felt like a wren. I stayed behind, not wanting...

“So there will be no distraction”: Poetry by Simon Perchik

Poetry So there will be no distraction you shower at night, your hands kept cold as the same sound snow breaks off bit by bit whose only defense is...

Dan: Poetry by Larry Schulte

Dan “when i want to kiss you, i kiss the ground.” Danez Smith The language you spoke from your hospital death bed unintelligible to the rest of us. Was...

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