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“It’s a Pandemic. You’ll Have to Change the Way You Do Things,” by Ramona Grigg.

“It’s a Pandemic. You’ll Have to Change the Way You Do Things,” by Ramona Grigg.

Rationing, self-discipline … It’s not as if we’ve never done it before. “We weren’t sitting on our hands waiting for something to happen, we were a force. We had it in us to make simple sacrifices that ultimately made the difference.” Photo by Tobias Freeman on Unsplash. I don’t have to tell you we’re in the midst...
Contributor News: Susann Cokal has a new novel, Mermaid Moon.

Contributor News: Susann Cokal has a new novel, Mermaid Moon.

Susann Cokal, our editorial director, has published a new young adult novel with Candlewick Press. The concept: In the far northern reaches of civilization, a mermaid leaves the sea to look for her land-dwelling mother among people as desperate for magic and miracles as they are for life and love. The book has garnered early...
Contributor News: Susann Cokal wins Gemini Magazine Fiction Prize for a story about J. Marion Sims.

Contributor News: Susann Cokal wins Gemini Magazine Fiction Prize for a story about J. Marion Sims.

Susann Cokal, who contributed “Making Friends with Midge” to our first issue–and who serves as Broad Street‘s Editorial Director–won the Gemini Magazine 2019 Fiction Prize for her story “A Spoon Will Catch the Dark Girls’ Pain.” – “A Spoon Will Catch” is a look at the life of J. Marion Sims, often called the Father of Modern...
“Minor Calamity,” a prose poem by Marya Hornbacher.

“Minor Calamity,” a prose poem by Marya Hornbacher.

Childhood fears take a global stage. “a sudden calamitous void …” An HH-53 Huskie, a specialized helicopter designed for search and rescue, of the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron as seen from the gunner’s position, in Vietnam, October 1972. U.S. Air Force photo by Ken Hackman. – Minor Calamity – even then so far back i cannot remember...
“The War Dead in France,” a poem by Julian Green.

“The War Dead in France,” a poem by Julian Green.

Grief seeps forward. “… cured now, lifting up where their prior state refused …” Enjoy this poem as a broadside by dragging the image to your desktop to read or print — or scroll down to read in plain text. The War Dead in France – Perhaps what’s left of all those young dead, ghosts, finds lost time as a...