Presenting the Dream Geography Series

Presenting the Dream Geography Series

Broad Street presents a collaboration between poet Judith Serin and visual artist Masami Inoue. Dreams lie somewhere on a map, and these two are seeking the legend to read it.
"Kipaw-paw-pish!" - The Art of Beatboxing by Charlotte Simmonds

“Kipaw-paw-pish!” – The Art of Beatboxing by Charlotte Simmonds

Our bud Toki is a beat-boxer. Beat-boxing is when you make the noise of a drum machine with your mouth and voice. Toki is the national beat-boxing champion. This means he is better at beat-boxing than everyone else in New Zealand. Maybe there are people who are better than he...
Corniche

Corniche

Sea and city: Beirut 2004. By Amira Pierce In a city with few public parks, the Corniche Beirut is a perfect gathering place, a seaside promenade open to everyone. It’s where big luxury hotels meet everyday Lebanese, on broad walkways and dark rocks along the lapping Mediterranean. Today, as the...
Weekend reading: "Making Friends with Midge"

Weekend reading: “Making Friends with Midge”

This weekend spend some time with Midge, Barbie’s best friend. Besides being a literary critic, novelist, teacher, and Broad Street‘s editorial director, Susann Cokal is a lifelong scholar of all things Barbie, with several scholarly articles on the subject. In this essay, Cokal explores what it means to be a best...
Presenting Broad Street 2.1: "Bedeviled"

Presenting Broad Street 2.1: “Bedeviled”

Broad Street 2.1, “Bedeviled,” is out now, featuring this stunning cover photo by Chad Hunt! We are rolling it out to subscribers and to select bookstores. If you want to have it mailed to your home, you can buy single copies or a subscription here (scroll down a bit to see the purchasing...
Paisley Rekdal Reflects on Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder

Paisley Rekdal Reflects on Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder

  Broad Street is proud to present a favorite story from our first issue, now formatted for online reading. “The Lives of Strangers,” by award-winning poet and memoirist Paisley Rekdal, explores the complexities of marriage and love—and the many forms of violence they can engender. It first appeared in the print version of Broad...
Bedeviled

Bedeviled

The third issue of Broad Street is on its way, filled with tales of troubles, vexations, irritations and curses. The theme for issue 2.1 is “Bedeviled,” and it features stories and essays by Ramsey Hootman, D.J. Lee, Alan Cheuse, Carol Moldaw, and Glenn H. Shepard, Jr.; poetry from Lisa Allen Ortiz, Richard Peabody, and...
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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From Our Archives: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young

From Our Archives: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young

In our “Hunt, Gather” issue, Broad Street associate editor Matthew Phipps interviewed costume designer Paloma Young, who won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. They discussed her design process, her inspiration, and (of course) her budget. At the time, she was working on a production of The...
Truth Teller Spotlight - Charlotte Simmonds

Truth Teller Spotlight – Charlotte Simmonds

Photo: Magda Barthofer Charlotte Simmonds, author of “Kipaw-paw-pish,” spoke with us about finding truth in her writing process–and advice for others who seek to tell the truth. How did you choose the distinctive voice in which you wrote “Kipaw-paw-pish!”?  And how close to the “real” you is that voice? While “Kipaw-paw-pish!” is factual, I chose a...
From the Vault to the Page: Harvard's Pigment Library

From the Vault to the Page: Harvard’s Pigment Library

Jenny Stenger, © President and Fellows of Harvard College When you hear the word “library,” old books and wooden shelves come to mind, and the sense-memory of that distinct aroma released while flipping through the aged pages. However, at Harvard University, the shelves of one library are filled with something different — colors. Pigments of every...

Broad Street Contributor Thomas E. Kennedy Receives Dan Turèll Medal

Photo Credit: Mark Hillringhouse Author and translator Thomas E. Kennedy, whose writing was featured in “Hunt, Gather,” is the recipient of this year’s Dan Turèll Medal. The Dan Turèll Society presents this honor to Kennedy as an “ambassador of Danish literature in the English-speaking world.” As a past contributor of Broad Street Magazine, we are thrilled to share this...
Praise for Yehuda Amichai

Praise for Yehuda Amichai

ILLUSTRATION: Riccardo Vecchio; SOURCE: The New Yorker We thought you’d be interested in this thoughtful rave from The New Yorker for a recently published collection of poems by Yehuda Amichai, some of which first appeared in Broad Street’s “Dangerous Territory.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/04/like-a-prayer Robert Alter, the literary scholar and translator, describes his poetry as playing, “vigorously and...