Writing
Family Laundry: “More Burials,” by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “More Burials,” by Luanne Castle.

“Far from the cemetery here in Zwammerdam, far from the hole they have already begun to dig …” A Dutch orphan survives abuse, emigrates to America, and dies of malaria while fighting in Cuba–all within twenty-one years. This third installment of the “Family Laundry” series sees Luanne Castle imagining a mother, long deceased, writing her son’s...
Spotlight Interview with Kat Meads: Part 2, on the peculiarity of hybrid forms.

Spotlight Interview with Kat Meads: Part 2, on the peculiarity of hybrid forms.

“I think this is a terrific time to be writing and submitting work that blurs boundaries and genres.” It’s also a good time to check in with master of many genres Kat Meads, who contributed “Leaving the House” to Broad Street’s “Maps & Legends” issue. She has just published a new book, Miss Jane: The Lost...
Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

“Put simply, a good story helps prepare the reader for reality. If all that sounds saintly, that’s another kind of distortion.”      For over forty years, Al Landwehr has written fiction featured in publications that range from slick mass-market magazines to literary journals: Playboy, Redbook, New Letters, The Chariton Review, and Negative Capability, among...
Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal's new book, "The Broken Country," evaluates Vietnam's legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August--details below!

Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal’s new book, “The Broken Country,” evaluates Vietnam’s legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August–details below!

     One of our most widely beloved contributors, prolific poet and nonfiction writer Paisley Rekdal, has not only published another book (and a great one!) but also scheduled a remarkable event at the Chautauqua Institution for this August–one of no doubt *broad* appeal.      The book is The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and...
Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

We at BROAD STREET were honored to publish some of the last work by beloved poet Marylen Grigas, who died in February 2017. Each one was illustrated by her niece, Riley McAlpine-Berthold, with whom Marylen had a remarkable collaborative relationship. We invite you to read about her struggles with cancer, the ironic illusion of home security, and...