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In this essay, the author describes the importance of adult bookstores in his sexual awakening, and his relationship with, and marriage to, an HIV positive man.
Nels P. Highberg
Nels P. Highberg is a professor of English and modern languages at the University of Hartford. His literary work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in journals such as Concho River Review, Riding Light Review, Duende, After the Art, and Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. In 2020, he received an Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.