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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 of truth in the world...
Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never saw them, you never expected...
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...
Share this Poem:  "Night Mending," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “Night Mending,” by Marylen Grigas

    BROAD STREET presents another in Marylen Grigas’s exquisite series of poems about loss, love, illness, and putting it all together again–elegantly illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Here’s to stitching up all our sorrows and making...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Marylen Grigas

Truth Teller Spotlight: Marylen Grigas

  A few words on the series BROAD STREET is publishing in fall 2016 … Some of the poems in this series refer to my experiences since being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. Even though the time since has been far from easy, there have been many joyful and humorous moments. “Home Security” and...