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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...
From Our Pages:  "The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains," by Lea Marshall.

From Our Pages: “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains,” by Lea Marshall.

“I can’t talk about what I have just seen, nor explain why it has moved me. I can only weep and stagger up the street … my command of language has failed. The dance has won.”   “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue in 2015 and has been...
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...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Lea Marshall, poet and dance critic.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Lea Marshall, poet and dance critic.

“The act of writing poetry feels to me like seeking truth, finding ways to write that reveal truths even I may not have known before the poem came to be …”   Lea Marshall, Associate Chair of the dance department at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, meshes her creativity in the fields of...