illness
Interview: The Tiny Paradise of Rebecca M. J. Hymes, Miniaturist.

Interview: The Tiny Paradise of Rebecca M. J. Hymes, Miniaturist.

“I really believe that when the body is in pain — whether it is physically, emotionally, or mentally — we become our most creative.”           Rebecca at work. Rebecca M. J. Hymes is a painter of miniature masterworks, an international artist with a special flair for ocean scenes that capture the depth and motion of water....
It’s here!! Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

It’s here!! Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Issue 3.1, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hits hard …   Our latest issue (super-sized) features great new work by Sherod Santos, Leslie Stainton, Walter Cummins, Sara Talpos, Peter Grandbois, Valley Haggard, Staci Mercado, Mark Wyatt, Diana Smith Bolton, Kathleen de Azevedo, Gunver Hasselbalch, James Prochnik, and many more writers and visual artists who share their...
“Commitment: on consigning a wife to others' care." A love story by Walter Cummins.

“Commitment: on consigning a wife to others’ care.” A love story by Walter Cummins.

“She wasn’t dangerous to anyone, not in the sense that the legal test implied. The actual danger lay in what living with an insane woman was doing to our daughters and me …” BROAD STREET presents Walter Cummins’s essay from our summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” in its entirety — a memoir of psychosis that eats...
Share This Poem: “After having heart surgery, I ask my new love,” by Kelsey Ann Kerr.

Share This Poem: “After having heart surgery, I ask my new love,” by Kelsey Ann Kerr.

“Call me a Hindu god; my heart feels less now …” BROAD STREET presents a new poem by Kelsey Ann Kerr in keeping with our seasonal “Small Things, Partial Cures” theme. You can print out the broadside by downloading it at home, or scroll down to read in larger format. After having heart surgery, I ask...
It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: "The Science Isn't Settled on Chronic Lyme," by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: “The Science Isn’t Settled on Chronic Lyme,” by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

Caused by bacteria from a tiny tick bite, Lyme Disease is the very definition of a small thing with (at best) a partial cure for most people–especially women, who are often dismissed instead of treated. The authors explain the dangers of both the disease and its reception in the medical community.   Read “The Science...