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Read this essay by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher at Newfound Journal

Read this essay by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher at Newfound Journal

This week, Broad Street recommends a dreamlike collage essay by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher (whose piece in the “Hunt, Gather” issue recently was called “superb” in a review by New Pages). In “Artifacts,” published in the current issue of Newfound Journal, Fletcher offers an intimate, impressionistic portrait of his mother, who we see in a series of snapshots of … Continue reading

Seed Salon ‘On Truth and Beauty’

Seed Salon ‘On Truth and Beauty’

From The Seed Salon, Physicist and novelist Janna Levin meets with fiction writer Jonathan Lethem to discuss “the importance of truth in their art and the impurity of metaphor.” Read some of Lethem’s and Levin’s comments on truth and relativism, or watch the dialogue below! Excerpts: Truth and Relativism Levin: “We’re disappointed if novelists don’t combine the observed … Continue reading

Colonial Williamsburg, History and Unreality

Colonial Williamsburg, History and Unreality

by Matthew Phipps Recently I paid a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, the former seat of state and colonial government that sits, in its current form—partially preserved, partially reconstructed, peopled by re-enactors in bulky period dress—halfway down the Virginia Peninsula, between the tidal flows of the James and York Rivers. While I had never been to … Continue reading

Poets&Writers Meets Broad Street

Poets&Writers Meets Broad Street

We’ve seen Broad Street grow in strength of identity since we started this endeavor almost a year ago, and now, weeks from our first birthday, Broad Street has added its name to the Poets&Writers’ literary database. We’re looking forward to our one-year anniversary as a start-up as well as the years to come, and we’re grateful to our friends, subscribers, and donors … Continue reading