In poems and prose both heavy and uplifting, Pamela Sneed takes us to Ghana and the streets of New York, tackling the history of slavery, gentrification, health care disparities evidenced by the HIV and COVID pandemics, and much more.

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As our 22nd month under COVID’s cloud begins — with a new variant upon us — it’s clear we’ll have another abnormal holiday season. Many are vaccinated and eager to venture out; others are wary. Luckily,...

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Brandon Taylor’s highly praised debut novel, Real Life, gets deep into desire, intimacy, sex, abuse, homophobia, racism, misogyny, love, hate and the blurred lines between friends and lovers. Oh, and let’s not forget cut-throat scientific...

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Pamela Sneed’s prose and poetry can reach out and grab you. They did me. She reads four poems from her memoir, Funeral Diva, on this week’s Out in the Bay and shares some of her...

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(Click links in article to hear past year features.) We relaunched Out in the Bay a year ago. Or at least that’s when our first episode since 2015 aired on San Francisco radio station KSFP,…