Steve Minkin is an author and poet based in southern Vermont. Over the last two decades he  has focused his attention on two issues: the impact of internationally funded investments on the environment, health and livelihoods; his other main interest  has been clarifying the history of HIV/AIDS––he is currently working on a book on that subject titled White Plague – Blood, War and the  Missing History of AIDS.  He is a founding member or Write Action and very active in the local writing scene. He is currently curating a reading series, “Clark Street Voices.”