Positively Literary

Positively Literary

At Danceteria: Review

At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker Squares & Rebels Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Sometimes a writer can do something unique with the English language....

The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

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...

Because I Can See Needing a Knife: Review

Because I Can See Needing A Knife by Noah Stetzer Red Bird Chapbooks Reviewed by Joy Gaines-Friedler In Judaism the number 18 holds a special significance, for the...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

Rabih Alameddine: Writer & Advocate

Remembering Our History With His New Novel, The Angel of History, Rabih Alameddine Reawakens Our Memories of the Early Days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Rabih...

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

Tim Murphy: Advocate

One Building, Many Stories In a new novel, writer & activist Tim Murphy revisits the early days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Activism, journalism, advocacy, and...

The Angel of History: Review

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Atlantic Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard We are all haunted by our pasts to some degree, carry our sins...