River Huston


River Huston is an award winning journalist, performer, poet and activist. She travels through the United States speaking on issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality, self-esteem, and alcohol abuse. She has a degree in Physical Education and Music from Hunter College and was awarded and honorary Doctorate from Albright College in 1995 for her work in the community. In 2009 she was given the Leeway Transformation Award in recognition of how her work has had an impact on society over the last two decades. In 1998 she was awarded the Dorthea Lange/ Paul Taylor award for A Positive Life: Portraits Of Women Living With HIV. In 1996 she was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is the author of several books of poetry including, Jesus Never Lived Here, The Bones of Susan and In Which I Lost 1000 Pounds. River is the creator of Goddess: A New Guide to Feminine Wisdom and wrote and directed a one woman show which she has performed around the world called, Sex, Cellulite and Large Farm Equipment: One Girls Guide to Living and Dying.

Currently River Huston lives in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She travels around the world doing performances and presentations on love, life and relationships. She also is the co-director of sevenminuseven, an alternative arts alliance in St Thomas. She spends her days on the island, painting, writing and walking her ancient, small dog, Buddy

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The Bones of Susan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
This is the second collection of poetry by River Huston. It captures what it is like to live with HIV over two decades and deal with the grief, loss, love, relationships and finding a life beyond HIV.
Jesus Never Lived Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
This is the first collection of poetry by River Huston and chronicles her time living in the streets of New York City and traveling around the country and Mexico in a van with a whole cast of characters. it is raw and weird at the same time.
SEXED: Tales of a Textrix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sexual health
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River Huston, PhD, answers questions from her show SEXED. Drawing on 20 years experience as a sex educator and sex columnist. River answers the questions you have texted, emailed, and wrote her on sex, love and relationships. SEXED contains 287 questions on everything from anal orgasms to wondering why you might cry after sex. Cover Art by by Hal Hansen

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