New New Colossus: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry                               After recovering from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia five years ago, Noah Stetzer went back to school and last...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inoculations: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Inoculations in memory of Bruce Hlibok (1960-1995) Funny how much New York’s changed since you died. Rents have gone way, way up. Brooklyn is shockingly hip...

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