from the diary: “Friday 12/25/87 Christmas Day
“Mom got me a subscription to The James White Review, money for shoes, etc.”
James White was a gay poet and he died of AIDS. I think the magazine was named for him posthumously. I liked the idea of subscribing to, supporting, and eventually being published by “the premier gay men's literary magazine”. I would read all the poems and send the editors poems, but they never liked anything I sent.