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Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal's new book, "The Broken Country," evaluates Vietnam's legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August--details below!

Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal’s new book, “The Broken Country,” evaluates Vietnam’s legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August–details below!

       One of our most widely beloved contributors, prolific poet and nonfiction writer Paisley Rekdal, has not only published another book (and a great one!) but also scheduled a remarkable event at the Chautauqua Institution for this August–one of no doubt *broad* appeal.      The book is The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime,...
“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: "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...
Share This Poem:  "Suitor," by Ron Smith

Share This Poem: “Suitor,” by Ron Smith

We are pleased to present a poem from our latest issue, “Maps & Legends.” Here Ron Smith imagines one of the most legendary courtships in American history.  Whose courtship, you ask?  Hint:  Mount Vernon has requested a copy. “Suitor” is formatted as a broadside in two layouts.         Ron Smith recently served as the...
From Our Pages: "'It Cannot Be Conceived': American idealists in two Chinese revolutions, Cultural and capitalist." By Julie Anderson.

From Our Pages: “‘It Cannot Be Conceived’: American idealists in two Chinese revolutions, Cultural and capitalist.” By Julie Anderson.

As the U.S.’s 45th president prepares to visit China, we at BROAD STREET present a feature from our “Maps & Legends” issue–all about American idealists in China and what they found there. Culture, Communism, capitalism, espionage … Julie Anderson, who lived in Beijing in the early 1990s, untangles Sino-American relations in Pushcart-nominated essay from our “Maps...