Walking with Angels: Poetry by Emanuel Xavier

Editor's note: Originally featured in the June 2008 issue of A&U.   Walking with Angels for Lindsay AIDS knows the condom wrapped penetration of strangers and lovers, deep inside only a...

Bed Making After the ER: Poetry by Robert Carr

Bed Making After the ER if I hold this threadbare sheet just right let hot breeze blow through my open window and become noon light I can almost feel the...

Shades: Poetry by Jim Nawrocki

Originally featured in the January 2010 issue of A&U.   Shades Inspired by the filming of Gus Van Sant’s film Milk, in San Francisco’s Castro district, January, 2008 They...

She Came Late to Writing: Poetry by Davi Walders

She Came Late to Writing She came late, her wheelchair hooked to a Critikon, her smile still slightly there, a bright red bandana tight around her head. She...

Ash: Poetry by Whitney Sweet

Ash I was a kid and didn’t know you but went to your funeral my cousin died of AIDS but didn’t know what that meant just wore...

The Challenge of Adherence: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Though it lacks the deliberateness of fire setting the bridges or boats once one’s passed into strange lands or foe’s territory— dark Rubicon crossed over on horseback, fighting...

Visit IV: Poetry by Mary Kathryn Vernon

Editor's note: Originally appeared in the August 2005 issue of A&U.   Visit IV On the skirted porch that flanks two sides of the house, on a wicker table, kept...

Untitled, After Rukeyser: Poetry by Stephen Ira

Untitled, After Rukeyser I lived in the century after the war. I’d go out on the street after events where we stood on the stage one by...

“Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95”: Poetry by Benjamin S. Grossberg

Days of 1993, ’94, and ’95                     The Montrose Clinic, Houston Timing; the lag. You couldn’t know....

Two Decades and then Some: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Two Decades and then Some No one writes about the dead anymore. The fear of infection and loss isn’t so dramatic now. Pills are today’s answer to...

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