"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

The HIV Here & Now Project uses poetry and flash prose to advocate for a world without HIV or AIDS.

#hivtest #hivtreat #hivprevent #nohivshame #nohivstigma

Please submit your work to the HIV Here & Now Project!

Details on submission guidelines, as well as suggested prompts, are below.

Please share widely!

Huge thanks and appreciation to Michael H. Broder for his tireless and necessary work with the HIV Here & Now Project!

Poetry and Nonfiction: Visit the website for more details.

Curator Michael Broder writes:

I’m very proud of the variety of poets featured to date on HIV Here & Now Project and grateful to the 180 poets whose work has appeared on the site to date. If you are my friend and a poet, please join them. Write a poem for the site and send it to me via Facebook message, the HIV Here & Now website, or Submittable ( https://indolentbooks.submittable.com/submit)

A lot of my poet friends respond well to prompts.

Here are some to consider:

Write a poem in the voice of an HIV virion (virus)
Write a poem in the voice of a CD4 cell (T-cell) being attacked by an HIV virion
Write a poem about a time you had unprotected sex with a partner whose HIV status you did not know
Write a poem about a time you had sex, protected or unprotected, with someone you knew was HIV-positive and how his or her status affected the experience
Write a poem about someone you know who died of AIDS
Write a poem about someone you know who is HIV-positive
Write a poem in your own voice imagining you were just handed an HIV diagnosis
Write a poem in your own voice imagining your mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, best friend, beloved teacher, cherished mentor just told you they were HIV-positive

Subscribe and support this project in any way you can, please!

Thanks!

HIV Here & Now Project

http://www.hivhereandnow.com/

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