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Family Laundry: "Someone Else's Story," by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “Someone Else’s Story,” by Luanne Castle.

An online exclusive. “… a young mother whose husband was involved in a catastrophic accident and had to be institutionalized.” In the sixth installment of this series exploring family history and its conversion into a faithful narrative, Luanne Castle reconstructs the life of a distant relation on her grandmother’s side, a woman whose resilience in the...
Family Laundry: “Half-Naked Woman Found Dead,” by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “Half-Naked Woman Found Dead,” by Luanne Castle.

“As a writer, I felt a responsibility to tell her story, which is important to the history of women …” An online exclusive. In the fifth installment of this series exploring family history and how to turn it into truthful narrative, Luanne Castle takes on a series of bizarre and tragic incidents in the life of one...
From Our Pages: "The Body, in Parts," by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

From Our Pages: “The Body, in Parts,” by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

“Your body is not a thank-you note, my mother wrote to me in a card …” BROAD STREET  presents a feature from our summer 2018 print and iBook issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures”: Writer Valley Haggard catalogues her body, and artists Mary Chiaramonte and Susan Singer capture it in paint. Read on for Valley’s reactions to the posing...
Genealogy of a Poet: Introducing Luanne Castle’s “Family Laundry” series.

Genealogy of a Poet: Introducing Luanne Castle’s “Family Laundry” series.

“The poem felt so right to me that I decided to take my research, add to it, and write poems and creative nonfiction about my ancestors…” Castle’s new series digs deep into her family’s past for historical persona poems. A poem and related archival materials will appear on BROAD STREET’s site every Friday till the...
Online Exclusive: “Purple Eyeshadow,” memoir by Rene Denfeld.

Online Exclusive: “Purple Eyeshadow,” memoir by Rene Denfeld.

An online exclusive … “When it was quiet I would stand and look out the windows at the streets I had recently escaped, and I was filled with such a surge of life.” When I was sixteen, I fought my way off the streets by getting a job at McDonald’s. It was the one on 6th...