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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. *...
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 thrilled to be working on...
Weekend Reading:  "The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains"

Weekend Reading: “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains”

“I am trudging up a steep cobblestoned street in Edinburgh, and I am sobbing. I have just emerged from Saint Stephen’s church — dark, tall, and at the bottom of a long hill — which has been repurposed as a performance venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I can’t talk about what I have just seen, nor explain why it...
Illustrating the Poem that Records the Dream:  An Interview with Collaborators Judith Serin and Masami Inoue

Illustrating the Poem that Records the Dream: An Interview with Collaborators Judith Serin and Masami Inoue

“Dreams seem to like it when you pay attention to them, and they get more and more vivid …” At Broad  Street, we’re all about telling true stories in multiple forms.  We have big dreams.  So do poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue. For some time now, Judith has been working on a series of prose...
Praise for Yehuda Amichai and Robert Alter

Praise for Yehuda Amichai and Robert Alter

ILLUSTRATION: Riccardo Vecchio; SOURCE: The New Yorker Writing in The New Yorker, James Woods reviews  Yehuda Amichai’s long-awaited collected poems, newly translated by eminent scholar Robert Alter.  Some of the poems and Alter’s introduction to them first appeared in Broad Street’s “Dangerous Territory.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/04/like-a-prayer Alter describes Amichai’s poetry as playing “vigorously and inventively with the formal properties and...