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"At Death's Door," an essay by Margie Patlak.

“At Death’s Door,” an essay by Margie Patlak.

Looking back and clinging to life. “But I just don’t feel old! I’m not ready to die.”   I was going to die. I had a brain tumor; it had grown back, I could feel it boring down into the roof of my mouth, and now I was going to die. I couldn’t accept it, couldn’t...
"After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved," a poem by Ellen Kombiyil.

“After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved,” a poem by Ellen Kombiyil.

“It didn’t flare like tissue or burn to ash but hovered many minutes …” To enjoy this feature as a broadside, drag the image to your desktop … or scroll down to read the poem in plain text. After the Wake, Gramma Ruth Communes with Her Beloved 1. “There in a jar, emptied of buttons — mama put a...
Share This Poem: "Between Two Darknesses," by Jed Myers. From our "Rivals and Players" issue.

Share This Poem: “Between Two Darknesses,” by Jed Myers. From our “Rivals and Players” issue.

“Peace at just a little distance — wouldn’t that be nice?”   It’s still National Poetry Month, and BROAD STREET presents this broadside featuring a poem from our Winter/Spring 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” Drag the broadside to your desktop to blow up, print, and otherwise enjoy; or simply scroll down to read in plain text.   Between Two...
Share This Poem: "Chicken Train," by Terry Minchow-Proffitt.

Share This Poem: “Chicken Train,” by Terry Minchow-Proffitt.

“This face reflected back is not me…” We’ve formatted this poem from our “Rivals & Players” issue as a broadside that you can drag to your desktop. Or simply scroll down and read in plain text. * Chicken Train Chicken train running all day … Chicken train take your chickens away —Ozark Mountain Daredevils Helena,...
Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players," is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is live: Sample the Contents here. Presenting words and images from our Winter 2019 issue--all online and completely free to read. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we see when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway? And when are they coming for us? In...