From our Archives: "Holy War: Ramadan and race riots in Senegal," by Patricia Smith.

From our Archives: “Holy War: Ramadan and race riots in Senegal,” by Patricia Smith.

BROAD STREET is proud to present this essay from our second issue, “Hunt, Gather” (fall/winter 2014).  Here’s what happened during one holy season when Patricia Smith, a Fulbright scholar in Senegal, found a sudden war erupting in the small village where she’d been teaching high schoolers and immersing herself in the...
Onward into 2017!

Onward into 2017!

It’s a new year, perhaps a fraught year, but one that is bringing good things to us at Broad Street.   For one thing, we have added illustrious members to our editorial staff:  Gretchen Comba (read her “Truth Teller Spotlight“), Katy Resch George, and Siddiqah Mujahid.  Welcome to them! And we’re...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

When I “get in,” I am seeing, hearing, and smelling the world along with the characters… And so I say again, in the hope that my doing so will make the process a little less disheartening for beginning writers: Keep going, for if you keep going, the “real” or “true”...
Share this Poem:  "A Hypochondriac's Guide to the Body," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “A Hypochondriac’s Guide to the Body,” by Marylen Grigas

Never mind discussing what is and isn’t postmodern, let’s discuss postnasal ….   BROAD STREET presents another in Marylen Grigas’s series of poems about loss, love, illness, and putting it all together again–illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the...
Religion, Art, and Advertising ... with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

Religion, Art, and Advertising … with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

International sculptor Daniel M. Krause, interviewed in the “Hunt, Gather” issue of Broad Street, is known for many things–studying, deconstructing, and riffing on the famous Chinese warrior sculptures; major corporate commissions and gallery exhibitions; carrying the Olympic torch en route to Beijing; and a series of impressive sculptures for the Scientology flagship...
The Writer magazine features Broad Street

The Writer magazine features Broad Street

A dispatch from the Shameless Promotion Department: The March issue of The Writer includes a detailed conversation with Broad Street Editorial Director Susann Cokal about the magazine, its editorial direction and philosophy, and some terrific words about contributors and the upcoming Bedeviled issue. Check it out on newsstands now!
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Truth Teller Spotlight:  Patricia Smith

Truth Teller Spotlight: Patricia Smith

“I learned the hard way that all details aren’t equal, that the important details are ones that also help to convey a judgment or mood or reveal character….” We love it when good things happen for our contributors.  And this month we celebrate Patricia Smith, author of “Holy War: Ramadan and race riots in a Senegalese marketplace,”...
FLAR (Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review) digs into BROAD STREET.

FLAR (Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review) digs into BROAD STREET.

Ever wonder what goes into producing a print magazine and keeping it in the public eye during the internet age?  How about the ways a website and a print organ can support each other? So glad you asked!  And glad, too, that A. E. Bayne of  Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review sat down for a chat about...
Weekend Reading:  "Dancing in Their Heads," on The Nutcracker and the production of girlhood

Weekend Reading: “Dancing in Their Heads,” on The Nutcracker and the production of girlhood

  By Greg Weatherford. * Most of the ballerinas are girls between the ages of ten and thirteen. These are, to put it gently, not easy years to be a girl. They’re growing, or not, they’re getting gangly or getting bulky, they’re getting figures, or not. They’re on the cusp of everything. So life lessons can come...
Share This Poem:  "Geodesy," by Marya Hornbacher

Share This Poem: “Geodesy,” by Marya Hornbacher

Journey across the map of the beloved’s body in this prose poem by best-selling memoirist Marya Hornbacher. You’ll find a specially formatted broadside here, or scroll down for the large-print version …   —— Marya Hornbacher is the author of several books, including Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, Madness: A Bipolar Life, and Sane: Mental...
Weekend Reading:  "My Life in Pantyhose," from Writers on the Job

Weekend Reading: “My Life in Pantyhose,” from Writers on the Job

“I used to counsel young women never to do two things, or not to do them in conjunction: 1. learn to type; 2. buy pantyhose. …”   Could we talk to you about pantyhose? Or rather–could our editorial director, Susann Cokal, talk about them?  Below, you’ll find the link to an essay about their storied past,...