Share This Poem:  "Feminine Orders," by Annie Persons.

Share This Poem: “Feminine Orders,” by Annie Persons.

“inhale, exhale, gasp. … she runs from the room, comes back flushed and clutching a typed contract for me to sign, prone, bearing down on my stomach. I have not had sex for two months….”   BROAD STREET kicks off National Poetry Month with a tribute to the spaces where verse connects...
From Our Pages:  "Leaving the House," by Kat Meads.

From Our Pages: “Leaving the House,” by Kat Meads.

“Classifications matter. Memory, by nature, is rebellious…” … and so is Kat Meads’s narrator as she looks at the family house she and her brother are abandoning.  Read Kat’s Pushcart-nominated lyrical essay from our “Maps & Legends” issue here, with artwork by Masa Inoue, or enjoy the large-print version below....
"Paging All Doctors: There's a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis"--Dr. Leslie Hayes

“Paging All Doctors: There’s a Better Way to Treat the Opioid-Addiction Crisis”–Dr. Leslie Hayes

“In 25 years of practice, no one has ever thanked me for bringing their blood pressure under control. However, at least once a month, one of my patients with opiate use disorder thanks me for saving their life….” Photo Credit: Steven St. John for STAT News. Dr. Leslie Hayes is a family physician...
Share This Poem:  "A Hypochondriac's Guide to the Body," by Marylen Grigas.

Share This Poem: “A Hypochondriac’s Guide to the Body,” by Marylen Grigas.

Never mind discussing what is and isn’t postmodern, let’s discuss postnasal ….   BROAD STREET presents another in Marylen Grigas’s series of poems about loss, love, illness, and putting it all together again–illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

Truth Teller Spotlight: Gretchen Comba

When I “get in,” I am seeing, hearing, and smelling the world along with the characters… And so I say again, in the hope that my doing so will make the process a little less disheartening for beginning writers: Keep going, for if you keep going, the “real” or “true”...
Weekend Reading:  "My Life in Pantyhose," from Writers on the Job.

Weekend Reading: “My Life in Pantyhose,” from Writers on the Job.

“I used to counsel young women never to do two things, or not to do them in conjunction: 1. learn to type; 2. buy pantyhose. …”   Could we talk to you about pantyhose? Or rather–could our editorial director, Susann Cokal, talk about them?  Below, you’ll find the link to an...
Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never...
Religion, Art, and Advertising ... with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

Religion, Art, and Advertising … with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

International sculptor Daniel M. Krause, interviewed in the “Hunt, Gather” issue of Broad Street, is known for many things–studying, deconstructing, and riffing on the famous Chinese warrior sculptures; major corporate commissions and gallery exhibitions; carrying the Olympic torch en route to Beijing; and a series of impressive sculptures for the Scientology flagship...
July 4 and an American Childhood Abroad: Memoir by Gregory Osina Weatherford

July 4 and an American Childhood Abroad: Memoir by Gregory Osina Weatherford

A dispatch from our Department of Imagined Communities: Gregory Osina Weatherford, who grew up roving with parents employed by the State Department, reflects on the meaning held by July 4 while living in Afghanistan, Guinea, Brazil, and beyond. *   *   * I moved to Virginia almost 40 years ago....
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Truth Teller Spotlight:  Kat Meads.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Kat Meads.

“I remain a fan of the type of nonfiction that casts the author as filter rather than subject. Research, substantiated facts, made memorable to the reader because of how the material is assembled, the mode of telling… “ Multifaceted author Kat Meads is on a roll.  She just published her seventeenth book and sixth novel, In This Season...
"Dream Ocean": a collaboration between poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue.

“Dream Ocean”: a collaboration between poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue.

“Here Betsy bobs in the ice-rimmed water with several other swimmers, lined up like racers at the edge of a pool…” In keeping with our “Maps & Legends” seasonal theme, BROAD STREET presents the next dreamy collaboration between poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue.  Serin’s actual dreams point to reality in some uncharted territory that Inoue’s watercolors begin to...
"Dream Geographies:  Dream Mountains," by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Dream Geographies: Dream Mountains,” by Judith Serin and Masami Inoue.

“Again it’s an issue of direction…. The road curves and ahead a mountain looms….” In keeping with our “Maps & Legends” seasonal theme, BROAD STREET presents the next dreamy collaboration between poet Judith Serin and artist Masami Inoue.  Serin’s actual dreams point to reality in some uncharted territory that Inoue’s watercolors begin to map. Dream Mountains Again it’s an issue of...
Speaking about Submissions ... New Themes Announced!

Speaking about Submissions … New Themes Announced!

Gentle contributors, present and future! We’ve been in a reading frenzy these days. We are reveling in the submissions currently on Submittable and looking forward to what we might find for our next themes: *Rivals & Players  *Birth, School, Work, Death *It’s a Sunshine Day (new!) *Control (new!) Read more about these themes below. *...
Share This Poem:  "While you were sleeping," by Marylen Grigas.

Share This Poem: “While you were sleeping,” by Marylen Grigas.

    Click above to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines for plain text. Marylen Grigas is the author of  the poetry collection  Shift, out this fall from Nature’s Face publishers.  Her poems have recently been published in The New Yorker, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Circulo de Poesia. She lives in Vermont and works at an architectural...