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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...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Marylen Grigas

Truth Teller Spotlight: Marylen Grigas

  A few words on the series BROAD STREET is publishing in fall 2016 … Some of the poems in this series refer to my experiences since being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. Even though the time since has been far from easy, there have been many joyful and humorous moments. “Home Security” and...
Share This Poem:  "Package,"  by Marylen Grigas

Share This Poem: “Package,” by Marylen Grigas

“Sad-sad wrapped in anxious-anxious, wrapped in a slew of questions …”     Share the next installment in Marylen Grigas’s new poetry series, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  These elegant poems map the boundaries of home, body, illness, and love, boundaries also eloquently evoked in the line drawings.     Package   Sad-sad wrapped in anxious-anxious, wrapped in...
Share This Poem:  "Home Security,"  by Marylen Grigas

Share This Poem: “Home Security,” by Marylen Grigas

We are proud to inaugurate a new series of poems by Marylen Grigas, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  These elegant poems map the boundaries of home, body, illness, and love, boundaries also eloquently evoked in the line drawings.  Click on the title or artwork below to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines...
"Generous Bonus Doses": Deborah Jiang-Stein on Her Mother's Prison Addiction

“Generous Bonus Doses”: Deborah Jiang-Stein on Her Mother’s Prison Addiction

Prison Baby author and advocate Deborah Jiang-Stein recently discovered something startling about her birth mother’s imprisonment and heroin addiction. Read more in this special feature, exclusively for Broad Street Online.  (The essay also appears in print in our 2016 issue, “Maps & Legends.”)