"Dream Geography:  A Sense of Direction," by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Dream Geography: A Sense of Direction,” by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Here I am with a group of people trying to find a man for a young woman….” In keeping with our “Maps & Legends” seasonal theme, BROAD STREET presents the next dreamy collaboration between poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue.  Serin’s actual dreams point to reality in some uncharted territory that Inoue’s watercolors begin...
New Pages reviews our "Maps & Legends."

New Pages reviews our “Maps & Legends.”

Thanks  to  NEW  PAGES  for the  thoughtful  review  of  our summer  2016  issue, with special  praise  for  essays  by   Julie Anderson and Bea Chang, a poem by Ron Smith, and Bradley Dicharry’s photo essay featuring vernacular sign design (see some of his images with this post).     * Read...
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...
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”...
Weekend Reading:  "Paging All Doctors: There's a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis"--Dr. Leslie Hayes

Weekend Reading: “Paging All Doctors: There’s a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis”–Dr. Leslie Hayes

“In 25 years of practice, no one has ever thanked me for bringing their blood pressure under control. However, at least once a month, one of my patients with opiate use disorder thanks me for saving their life….” Photo Credit: Steven St. John for STAT News. Dr. Leslie Hayes is a family physician...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Ron Smith

Truth Teller Spotlight: Ron Smith

“I say: Tell the truth and make it sing … Every time you write, do it flat out. Don’t try to be perfect. Try to be significant. Try to whack (or seduce) your reader with the truth in every line…” The latest in BROAD STREET’s series of interviews with contributors and other noteworthy purveyors...
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...
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Speaking about Submissions ... New Themes Announced!

Speaking about Submissions … New Themes Announced!

Gentle contributors, present and future! We’ve been in a reading frenzy these days. We are reveling in the submissions currently on Submittable and looking forward to what we might find for our next themes: *Rivals & Players  *Birth, School, Work, Death *It’s a Sunshine Day (new!) *Control (new!) Read more about these themes below. *...
Grieving (and celebrating) Marylen Grigas.

Grieving (and celebrating) Marylen Grigas.

We’re sad to say that one of our favorite poets, Marylen Grigas, passed away on February 14.  She had lung cancer when we discovered her, and we rushed her poems to the website–with wonderful line drawings by her niece, Riley McAlpine-Berthold.  Take some time to read her poems now, and her Truth Teller Spotlight, in...
Share This Poem:  "While you were sleeping," by Marylen Grigas.

Share This Poem: “While you were sleeping,” by Marylen Grigas.

    Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Marylen Grigas is the author of  the poetry collection  Shift, out this fall from Nature’s Face publishers.  Her poems have recently been published in The New Yorker, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Circulo de Poesia. She lives in Vermont and works at an architectural...
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 (recipient of a Special Mention from the Pushcart editors) from our “Hunt, Gather” issue (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...
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...