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"Paging All Doctors: There's a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis"--Dr. Leslie Hayes

“Paging All Doctors: There’s a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis”–Dr. Leslie Hayes

“In 25 years of practice, no one has ever thanked me for bringing their blood pressure under control. However, at least once a month, one of my patients with opiate use disorder thanks me for saving their life….” Photo Credit: Steven St. John for STAT News. Dr. Leslie Hayes is a family physician in Española, New Mexico, where...
Share This Poem:  "While you were sleeping," by Marylen Grigas.

Share This Poem: “While you were sleeping,” by Marylen Grigas.

    Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Marylen Grigas is the author of  the poetry collection  Shift, out this fall from Nature’s Face publishers.  Her poems have recently been published in The New Yorker, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Circulo de Poesia. She lives in Vermont and works at an architectural...
Share This Poem:  "A Hypochondriac's Guide to the Body," by Marylen Grigas.

Share This Poem: “A Hypochondriac’s Guide to the Body,” by Marylen Grigas.

Never mind discussing what is and isn’t postmodern, let’s discuss postnasal ….   BROAD STREET presents another in Marylen Grigas’s series of poems about loss, love, illness, and putting it all together again–illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Marylen Grigas is...
Share this Poem: "Notes From a Capricious Correspondent," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “Notes From a Capricious Correspondent,” by Marylen Grigas

Step into the bath, she insists. Let your tangled hair stream around you …         With both joy and a tinge of melancholy, BROAD STREET presents the final installment of Marylen Grigas’s poetic series about illness, art, and hope, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  We’ve loved these poems; we hope you have too. Click...
Share this Poem:  "Night Mending," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “Night Mending,” by Marylen Grigas

    BROAD STREET presents another in Marylen Grigas’s exquisite series of poems about loss, love, illness, and putting it all together again–elegantly illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Here’s to stitching up all our sorrows and making...