poetry
Share This Poem: "Yankee Doodle Fantasy," by Richard Peabody.

Share This Poem: “Yankee Doodle Fantasy,” by Richard Peabody.

“Start with the head. The way a cat consumes a squirrel …” National Poetry, National Airport …  We bid the month farewell with an iconoclastic glance at Reagan National Airport, courtesy of Richard Peabody. You can print out the broadside below, or scroll down and read the text in plain format. “Yankee Doodle Fantasy” was...
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.”

Yehuda Amichai’s poem “We Did It” is among his best known and most celebrated; it inspired Stuart Dybek’s much-anthologized story “We Didn’t.” In Broad Street’s debut issue, Robert Alter, the renowned scholar and translator of Hebrew literature (including several books of the Bible), presented nine new translations and an introduction explaining how he worked to sharpen...
“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The best any of us can do is narrow the inevitable gaps between our best words and the truths they aim to capture and communicate.”   It’s been a few short months since Ron Smith, former Poet Laureate of Virginia and contributor to our “Maps & Legends” issue, published his fourth book, The Humility of...
Share This Poem: "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature," by Joshua Poteat.

Share This Poem: “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” by Joshua Poteat.

“Faint-not: I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart…” Joshua Poteat’s somber dictionary, “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue in fall 2015. Click on the broadside below to print a copy for yourself, or scroll down to read the full text without formatting.   ———- Curiosities of...
April is for poetry.

April is for poetry.

We at BROAD STREET celebrate National Poetry Month as a favorite holiday, with an invitation to delve into some of the poems we’ve published in print and as online exclusives. You’ll find a sampling in our banner crawl; see many more under “Share This Poem.” Why not print out one of our broadsides and decorate...