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“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The best any of us can do is narrow the inevitable gaps between our best words and the truths they aim to capture and communicate.”   It’s been a few short months since Ron Smith, former Poet Laureate of Virginia and contributor to our “Maps & Legends” issue, published his fourth book, The Humility of...
Share This Poem: "Yankee Doodle Fantasy," by Richard Peabody.

Share This Poem: “Yankee Doodle Fantasy,” by Richard Peabody.

“Start with the head. The way a cat consumes a squirrel …” National Poetry, National Airport …  We bid the month farewell with an iconoclastic glance at Reagan National Airport, courtesy of Richard Peabody. You can print out the broadside below, or scroll down and read the text in plain format. “Yankee Doodle Fantasy” was...
Share This Poem: "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature," by Joshua Poteat.

Share This Poem: “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” by Joshua Poteat.

“Faint-not: I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart…” Joshua Poteat’s somber dictionary, “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue in fall 2015. Click on the broadside below to print a copy for yourself, or scroll down to read the full text without formatting.   ———- Curiosities of...
Online Exclusive: "Hands Chopping Air": on teaching ESL in Manhattan's Chinatown.  An essay by Rachel Aydt.

Online Exclusive: “Hands Chopping Air”: on teaching ESL in Manhattan’s Chinatown. An essay by Rachel Aydt.

“In winter, the ubiquitous American elm trees are bare and the anemic playgrounds of these projects are empty; the concrete of the buildings appears heavy against the gray skies…. “And yet, in these cold public spaces, the neighborhood rises into life each day as my son, Jamie, and I make our way to school. The...
From Our Pages: "The Jaw Drops Each Time," an interview with Daniel M. Krause, sculptor.

From Our Pages: “The Jaw Drops Each Time,” an interview with Daniel M. Krause, sculptor.

“In all my art history classes, I had never read about a Western sculptor who had moved to China and let that culture influence his or her work. I wanted to be the first sculptor to do it.…” Going through models and maquettes in the studio, from ChinaDaily.com. Broad Street’s interview with international sculptor Daniel M. Krause...