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"Familial Bodies," on a brother's suicide and a father's scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

“Familial Bodies,” on a brother’s suicide and a father’s scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

A father’s harsh words about a gay son’s suicide echo down the decades. A Broad Street online exclusive. “Anyone who lives this way deserves to die this way,” he said, looking directly at me …   One day in October 1993, I met my parents at the Medical Examiner’s office on 30th Street and First Avenue...
Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

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...
Share This Poem: "Accident," by Christine Gelineau.

Share This Poem: “Accident,” by Christine Gelineau.

“I too have confused what was just beginning with what had already reached its end…” BROAD STREET presents a poem by the indomitable Christine Gelineau, specially formatted as a broadside you can download and print. Christine’s full-length collections of poetry are Crave, Appetite for the Divine, and Remorseless Loyalty. “Accident” originally appeared in our “Hunt, Gather” issue. ********************************************************************************************************* *********************************************************************************************************...
Share This Poem: "Death Dance to the Stars (A Dream)," by Stuart Gunter.

Share This Poem: “Death Dance to the Stars (A Dream),” by Stuart Gunter.

“I am not meant to be here and I am dying on the way to my own funeral …” February weather may play tricks on us, and so (surprise!) can death. Your gift for the post-Valentine winding-down of our shortest month: this broadside featuring a remarkable poem by Stuart Gunter. Download to print the dance...
Online Exclusive: “Such a Beautiful Tomb,” by Charlotte Simmonds ... on looking out of the tomb, rather than into it.

Online Exclusive: “Such a Beautiful Tomb,” by Charlotte Simmonds … on looking out of the tomb, rather than into it.

“Even ifs have breath when empty tombs do not. Even ifs laugh or sob with me or tap me on the shoulder, as you do this minute now, my rational friend …” Telecoms box, Jerusalem, 2014. Photo by the author.   Such a Beautiful Tomb   One day someone told me a story. It was a story...