Share This Poem: "Spending Money," by Zara Raab.

Share This Poem: “Spending Money,” by Zara Raab.

“No sorrow held me, for sorrow was other folks’ trouble and woe …” National Poetry Month continues with another gem by Zara Raab: this time, a poem well suited to tax season, as Zara considers the significance of money and of having a little bit “extra” for oneself. You can...
April is for poetry.

April is for poetry.

We at BROAD STREET celebrate National Poetry Month as a favorite holiday, with an invitation to delve into some of the poems we’ve published in print and as online exclusives. You’ll find a sampling in our banner crawl; see many more under “Share This Poem.” Why not print out one...
Share This Poem: "We Did It," by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, "Dangerous Territory."

Share This Poem: “We Did It,” by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, “Dangerous Territory.”

Yehuda Amichai’s poem “We Did It” is among his best-known; it inspired Stuart Dybek’s wonderful and much-anthologized story “We Didn’t.” In Broad Street’s debut, Robert Alter, the renowned translator of Hebrew literature (including several books of the Bible), discusses how he worked to sharpen the language to more closely hew...
Share This Poem: "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature," by Joshua Poteat.

Share This Poem: “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” by Joshua Poteat.

“Faint-not: I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart…” Joshua Poteat’s somber dictionary, “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue in fall 2015. Click on the broadside below to print a copy for yourself, or scroll down to read the full text without...
Share This Poem:  "Feminine Orders," by Annie Persons.

Share This Poem: “Feminine Orders,” by Annie Persons.

“inhale, exhale, gasp. … she runs from the room, comes back flushed and clutching a typed contract for me to sign, prone, bearing down on my stomach. I have not had sex for two months….”   BROAD STREET kicks off National Poetry Month with a tribute to the spaces where verse connects...
Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

We at BROAD STREET were honored to publish some of the last work by beloved poet Marylen Grigas, who died in February 2017. Each one was illustrated by her niece, Riley McAlpine-Berthold, with whom Marylen had a remarkable collaborative relationship. We invite you to read about her struggles with cancer, the ironic...
From Our Pages: "The Jaw Drops Each Time," an interview with Daniel M. Krause, sculptor.

From Our Pages: “The Jaw Drops Each Time,” an interview with Daniel M. Krause, sculptor.

“In all my art history classes, I had never read about a Western sculptor who had moved to China and let that culture influence his or her work. I wanted to be the first sculptor to do it.…” Going through models and maquettes in the studio, from ChinaDaily.com. Broad Street’s interview with...
Share This Poem: "Accident," by Christine Gelineau.

Share This Poem: “Accident,” by Christine Gelineau.

“I too have confused what was just beginning with what had already reached its end…” BROAD STREET presents a poem by the indomitable Christine Gelineau, specially formatted as a broadside you can download and print. Christine’s full-length collections of poetry are Crave, Appetite for the Divine, and Remorseless Loyalty. “Accident” originally appeared in our...
Share This Poem: "Death Dance to the Stars (A Dream)," by Stuart Gunter.

Share This Poem: “Death Dance to the Stars (A Dream),” by Stuart Gunter.

“I am not meant to be here and I am dying on the way to my own funeral …” February weather may play tricks on us, and so (surprise!) can death. Your gift for the post-Valentine winding-down of our shortest month: this broadside featuring a remarkable poem by Stuart Gunter....
Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Lisa Dordal, poet.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Lisa Dordal, poet.

“I see my poetry as a place that allows me to be who I am, a place where my truth matters …” Lisa Dordal’s poem “Pretty Moon” is a well-loved entry in Broad Street’s online “Share This Poem” feature, and as of January 31, 2018, it’s an integral part of her...
Share This Poem:  "Suitor," by Ron Smith

Share This Poem: “Suitor,” by Ron Smith

We are pleased to present a poem from our latest issue, “Maps & Legends.” Here Ron Smith imagines one of the most legendary courtships in American history.  Whose courtship, you ask?  Hint:  Mount Vernon has requested a copy. “Suitor” is formatted as a broadside in two layouts.        ...
From Our Pages: "The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries." By Bea Chang.

From Our Pages: “The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries.” By Bea Chang.

  “I came home and I left, again and again, each time reminded of the sadness and disappointment of my own upbringing, the terrible lack of stories.”   For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” print issue, life is — literally — a journey....
From Our Pages: "Dale Flynn's Blood," memoir by D. J. Lee.

From Our Pages: “Dale Flynn’s Blood,” memoir by D. J. Lee.

Trouble next door. “I pushed away and we stood in the soft wet dirt of the shoulder, staring at one another. Suddenly, he lunged forward …”   D. J. Lee’s searing memoir of bullying, aspiration, and teenaged hormones appeared in BROAD STREET’s “Bedeviled” issue in winter/spring 2015. It has been praised for...
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Celebrate April with a new book of poems: "The Humility of the Brutes," by contributor Ron Smith.

Celebrate April with a new book of poems: “The Humility of the Brutes,” by contributor Ron Smith.

“These poems grab you the way a wrestler does.”                                                         —David Kirby       *********** It’s been a few short months since Ron Smith, former Poet Laureate...
Share This Poem: “Bridges,”  by Zara Raab.

Share This Poem: “Bridges,” by Zara Raab.

“With menacing metal jaws that arch and open above the river’s reedy throat …” We continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with this stunner from Zara Raab — a consideration of all a bridge might mean. We offer you a specially formatted broadside to download and print at home,  or you can scroll down to read the...
Online Exclusive: “My Good Name,” by Christine Gelineau: Ego surfing turns up an evil double.

Online Exclusive: “My Good Name,” by Christine Gelineau: Ego surfing turns up an evil double.

Have you ever Googled your own name just to see what comes up? Of course you have — haven’t we all? It’s called “ego surfing,” but isn’t it also prudent to see what your online self is up to? My name is unusual enough that typically the sites that come up actually do refer to me, or...
Online Exclusive: "Red Ferry, Blue Ferry," by Michael Fallon.

Online Exclusive: “Red Ferry, Blue Ferry,” by Michael Fallon.

In which the author triangulates Ireland before Google, cell phones, and GPS. “I thought myself pretty clever to have come up with what seemed a foolproof method … The islanders knew that their Ireland and mine were not the same place.” All the help you get. From AranIslands.le. (This feature is also available, in slightly different format, on...
Online Exclusive: “Such a Beautiful Tomb,” by Charlotte Simmonds ... on looking out of the tomb, rather than into it.

Online Exclusive: “Such a Beautiful Tomb,” by Charlotte Simmonds … on looking out of the tomb, rather than into it.

“Even ifs have breath when empty tombs do not. Even ifs laugh or sob with me or tap me on the shoulder, as you do this minute now, my rational friend …” Telecoms box, Jerusalem, 2014. Photo by the author.   Such a Beautiful Tomb   One day someone told me a story. It was a story...