Positively Literary

Positively Literary

When Metaphors Fail

Fiction by Michael A. Kiggins It’s late, and you’re tired and he’s tired, but you’re putting as much into this as you can, hoping he’ll...

Ethel Merman

Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa…and Me by Tony Cointreau Prospecta Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Ethel Merman and Mother Teresa? Both were “other mothers” to Tony...

Eavesdropper, 1990

Poetry by Andrew Demcak Notice his damp curtains as the drafts pass. He happens upon those topics like need, absently. His queer kind of alchemy....

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...

Ballad of the Kind Young Men

Ballad of the Kind Young Men It was different then— even twenty years ago— no place for kind young men. Five, six, eight, ten, the halls, a shortcut...

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...

a small victory

a small victory It is three weeks after being told of his newly risen counts, two weeks after my official undetectable diagnosis, and the first time we’ve...

Clay

Clay Poems by David Groff Trio House Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman When I received this book in the mail I began by reading the three “praise” paragraphs...

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Knopf Reviewed by Sera Rivers New York Times bestselling author David Levithan creates a vision for change with his latest young adult...

After the Wrath of God

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion by Anthony M. Petro Oxford University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald GRID, slim disease, plague, God’s punishment...for almost thirty-five...