Positively Literary

Positively Literary

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2015

When we founded the Christopher Hewitt Awards in 2013, I didn’t know who Christopher Hewitt was. What I knew was that I had recently...

Long-Term Survivor: Nonfiction by Victoria Noe

Winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award 2015: Creative Nonfiction Long-Term Survivor by Victoria Noe It’s only the past few years that that designation has become widely used....

Gay Gotham: Review

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht, with Stephen Vider Skira Rizzoli Reviewed by Hank Trout Confession: I dearly love exhibit-specific museum books....

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Review

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In her new non-fiction...

At the LGBT History Museum in San Francisco…: Poetry by Sean...

Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry                                             Born and raised in Southern Virginia, the house where Sean Patrick Mulroy grew up was built in...

Peeling Back the Layers: Review

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph by Lawayne Childrey Outskirts Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks God, someone once said, comes through the wound....

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...

“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

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...

Positively Beautiful: Review

Positively Beautiful Directed by Diveena Cooppan Mo Berry Productions/Wicked Delicate Reviewed by T.J. Banks When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and...