Latest by Dennis Rhodes

At the Monster

For National Poetry Month, HIV Here & Now resumed their Poem-a-Day project. This poem is by Dennis Rhodes.

By Dennis Rhodes for HIV Here & Now Project

"Blame": A Narrative Poem

Blame is all the rage in corporate life. It's all a matter of profit and loss. Early in my career I had a boss who wielded blame as skillfully as a knife

in the deft hands of a butcher, indeed that's what we called the man behind his back -- "The ...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Personal Perspective: Busted!

In 1989, two years before receiving his HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today.

Dear Dan,

When I was in second grade, I was terror...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Scorpio Rising

In 1989, two years before receiving his HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. The letters remain relevant today, and over the past few years Rhodes has shared ...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

"Santa, the Boat, and the Boychild"

In 1989, two years before receiving his HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today.

Santa Claus Dear Dan, I had two prized possessions a...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Selling My Body: Begging With Sister James Marie

In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today. The letter that follows recounts an incident fro...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Little Bear: A Love Story

Teddy Bear In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today. The letter that follows is a love stor...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Taking Care

The word "barebacking" makes me sick. If someone is HIV-negative, the practice of barebacking may make him sick.

I am sorry that for too many gay men -- many of them young and bursting with hubris -- the wearing of condoms is too much to ask. I have...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Provincetown Before AIDS

In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist David Bloom. They remain relevant today.

July 10, 1989

Dear Dan,

"I see we have a number...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive

Letter to My Therapist

In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today.

July 4, 1989

Dear Dan,

Death is a constant com...

By Dennis Rhodes for Body Positive