Truth Teller Spotlight:  Amie Oliver, painter.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Amie Oliver, painter.

“Truth, like beauty, is fleeting and temporary, so I strive to create work that is true at the time of its making but will linger in the viewer’s psyche afterward, resonating in layers of meaning.”   Amie Oliver’s artwork has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions as...
"Dream Geographies:  Dream Mountains," by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Dream Geographies: Dream Mountains,” by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Again it’s an issue of direction…. The road curves and ahead a mountain looms….” 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 to map. Dream Mountains...
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...
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:  "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...
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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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 the full review here. And enjoy...
"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 to map.   A Sense...
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. *...
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...