In the Company of my Solitude
Americans Writing from the AIDS Pandemic
Marie Howe and Michael Klein (editors)

This essential collection encompasses a broad range of voices on the AIDS pandemic: a college student with HIV who hasn't told her parents, the mother of a homeless and addicted daughter who died from AIDS, a worker in a city shelter, a doctor who comes to understand the limits of medical power, a sex workers and AIDS activist, an AIDS hotline volunteer, and more.
These pieces—essays, memoirs, letters, and diaries—are social, political, and spiritual in nature. Whether angry or hopeful, funny or sad, they speak to us about love and stamina, about ordinary courage, alone and in brave company. Each one, powerful and complete, attains the eloquence of witness.

Among the authors included are Harold Brodkey, Tory Dent, Mark Doty, Carol Muske Dukes, Eve Ensler, Paul Monette, Andrew Sullivan, and many more.

Marie Howe is an acclaimed poet. Among her books are The Good Thief and What the Living Do. Michael Klein’s 1900, and his Poets for Life, which he edited, were both Lambda Literary Award winners.  

Paperback / $14.95 (Can $19.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-208-5 / 222 pages / Anthology