poetry
“To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts poetry and mitochondria under the microscope.

“To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts poetry and mitochondria under the microscope.

“To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” Emily Dickinson and mitochondria go under the microscope in this Pushcart-nominated essay from our “Small Things, Partial Cures” issue of 2018.  “Mitochondria, the tiny products of endosymbiosis, made it possible for Emily Dickinson to write over 1,700 poems and for Charles Darwin to climb 4,000 feet into the Andean...
Share This Poem: "Goshen Pass: Devil's Kitchen," by J. Ross Peters.

Share This Poem: “Goshen Pass: Devil’s Kitchen,” by J. Ross Peters.

BROAD STREET  invites to you to a long-ago swimming hole, before a terrible accident and a devastating flood, during an era when girls still drank Tab. To enjoy “Goshen Pass” as a broadside, click and drag to your desktop. Or scroll down to read the poem in plain text.     J. Ross Peters Goshen...
Share This Poem: "Litany of Missing Earrings," by Amy Sailer.

Share This Poem: “Litany of Missing Earrings,” by Amy Sailer.

Pushcart-nominated and just right to address post-holiday melancholia … “each one a little note of longing, a little signification, incomplete & therefore impermanent …” Presenting an outstanding poem from our summer 2018 “Small Things, Partial Cures” issue. You can enjoy Amy’s litany as a broadside by dragging it to your desktop, or simply scroll down to read it...
Share This Poem: "We Did It," by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, "Dangerous Territory."

Share This Poem: “We Did It,” by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, “Dangerous Territory.”

“We did it like the wheel-shaped angels and the holy beasts and the divine chariot of the prophets …” To read and print this piece as a broadside, drag the image to your desktop. Or scroll down to read a little more about the poem and then find it in plain text. *********************************************************************************** Yehuda Amichai’s...
Presenting our 2018 Pushcart Prize nominees …

Presenting our 2018 Pushcart Prize nominees …

At BROAD STREET, we celebrate each word we publish. Choosing nominees during awards season is never easy, but here are six outstanding pieces from 2018 — with thanks to everyone who has helped us bring great true stories to the world this year. Photograph by Roger Camp: Stuffed mice in a Parisian shop window.   You can sample the...