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Share This Poem: "Another Thing My Father Did," by Kip Zegers.

Share This Poem: “Another Thing My Father Did,” by Kip Zegers.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this broadside from our latest issue, “Rivals & Players.” Or scroll down to read the poem in plain format.     Another Thing My Father Did Kip Zegers -1- In the father’s story, war whispered “you own nothing but these tin, neck-worn tags.” From Okinawa, he placed his lost address like...
"The Museum of Teeth," an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“The Museum of Teeth,” an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“Over the years I have discovered that they are sneaky, nomadic little creeps.” Tooth worms causing pain in the 1700s. Ivory carving. From “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue. The Museum of Teeth By Emily Woodworth  In the drawer beside her sock drawer, my mom keeps a small plastic bag full of baby teeth. Actually, make that...
From Our Pages: “Miniature,” by Leslie Stainton.

From Our Pages: “Miniature,” by Leslie Stainton.

“Hitty attributes her survival to her ‘smallness,’ which, she insists, appeals to the strangers who save her, one after another.” BROAD STREET presents a popular feature about love, loss, and the things we carry throughout our lives, from our 2018 “Small Things, Partial Cures” issue. This essay is also available, in slightly different format, on...
Spotlight Interview: A. W. Barnes, memoirist.

Spotlight Interview: A. W. Barnes, memoirist.

Andrew (A. W.) Barnes’s book of essays, The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence, debuts with Bucknell University Press on December 14, 2018. It includes “Familial Bodies,” published in Broad Street’s online iteration. The publisher describes The Dark Eclipse as “personal essays in which A. W. Barnes seeks to come to terms with the...
"Familial Bodies," on a brother's suicide and a father's scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

“Familial Bodies,” on a brother’s suicide and a father’s scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

A father’s harsh words about a gay son’s suicide echo down the decades. A Broad Street online exclusive. “Anyone who lives this way deserves to die this way,” he said, looking directly at me …   One day in October 1993, I met my parents at the Medical Examiner’s office on 30th Street and First Avenue...