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...

Waiting on a Miracle: Poetry by Joe Bisicchia

Waiting on a Miracle Will wine ever flow despite all the vinegar in my veins? I know it shall arrive, the balm, whatever its welcoming face, sure...

Poets for Life: Philip F. Clark on Why Writing Matters

Poets for Life A&U’s New Poetry Editor on Why Writing Matters by Philip F. Clark “emaciation, grisly cancer, no future, heart of gold, passionate engagement with a great B film,...

It’s Not Over: Poetry by Mark J. Mitchell

It's Not Over The NAMES Project in Atlanta Just behind The Silver Skillet past the parking lot, a seamstress works—mostly alone—Names are kept here—sorted, folded, catalogued. Shelves are full and...

Zack: Poetry by Jeni Booker Senter

Zack “I am become Death. Shatterer of Worlds.” ——Bagavad-Ghita I. I envied his flaming pride and his carelessness. I envied the way he openly painted his nails Glittery Gold And...

It Was Never Supposed to Be Ours: Poetry by Ben Kline

It Was Never Supposed to Be Ours Our uncles were silent and buried, the internet infant, drag queens still used names like Fonda Peters and bowls of free...

Dead Uncle: Poetry by Ben Kline

Dead Uncle, 1979 Hail Marys lobbed at the altar from the last pew. Only twenty five. Light sentence mumbled fast. No beads. No sweat. I knew Father heard...

Patient: Poetry by Ben Kline

  Patient Take your time, Frank told the cutstone trainer untying his white swimsuit. Poppers hovered under the briny draft. Your journey is the point of any goal. Nude, the...

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award Announced

honoring the poet, advocate, author, singer and young person living with AIDS Mary Bowman, the National AIDS Memorial and ViiV Healthcare have created the...

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song: Poetry by James...

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song In the zombie apocalypse, I’m betting the queers outlive the heteros—we know what it is to survive not just...

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