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Relationship to Fear


From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future


This chapter details the author’s sex education at school, her being tested with a friend for HIV, and how fear of AIDS influenced her romantic life as a lesbian.



EJ Colen

EJ Colen is the author of What Weaponry, a novel in prose poems; poetry collections Money for Sunsets (Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2011) and Waiting Up for the End of the World: Conspiracies; flash fiction collection Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake; long poem/lyric essay hybrid The Green Condition; fiction collaboration Your Sick; and fiction collaboration True Ash. Nonfiction editor at Tupelo Press, and freelance editor/manuscript consultant, she teaches at Western Washington University.