They're here! Presenting "Rivals & Players," our Winter 2019 issue.

They’re here! Presenting “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue.

We’re online, live, and free to read on Medium!   Our Winter 2019 issue features lovers, fighters, warriors, war reenactors, ad men, insects, and neighbors. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we get when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway — and when are...
Share This Poem: "Another Thing My Father Did," by Kip Zegers.

Share This Poem: “Another Thing My Father Did,” by Kip Zegers.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this broadside from our latest issue, “Rivals & Players.” Or scroll down to read the poem in plain format.     Another Thing My Father Did Kip Zegers -1- In the father’s story, war whispered “you own nothing but these tin, neck-worn tags.” From Okinawa, he...
Share This Poem: "From Around Here," by Ron Smith. From "Rivals & Players."

Share This Poem: “From Around Here,” by Ron Smith. From “Rivals & Players.”

“You plunge into the world. You roll the dice. You make new friends, a few, or maybe none…”   To enjoy this piece from “Rivals & Players” as a broadside, drag the sheet to your desktop. Or scroll down to read in plain text. From Around Here The heat, damned heat — and now humidity....
"The Museum of Teeth," an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“The Museum of Teeth,” an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“Over the years I have discovered that they are sneaky, nomadic little creeps.” Tooth worms causing pain in the 1700s. Ivory carving. From “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue. The Museum of Teeth By Emily Woodworth  In the drawer beside her sock drawer, my mom keeps a small plastic bag full of...
"Ghosts of the Walldogs":  What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves.  An essay by Michael Griffith.

“Ghosts of the Walldogs”: What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. An essay by Michael Griffith.

” The public square could be a riotous free-for-all for those with businesses, events, or ideas to publicize …” A ghost to be identified below. Ghosts of the Walldogs What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. From our Winter 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” By Michael Griffith * These days, when advertisers talk about...
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...
Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Issue 3.1, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hits hard …   Our latest issue (super-sized) features great new work by Sherod Santos, Leslie Stainton, Walter Cummins, Sara Talpos, Peter Grandbois, Valley Haggard, Staci Mercado, Mark Wyatt, Diana Smith Bolton, Kathleen de Azevedo, Gunver Hasselbalch, James Prochnik, and many more writers and...
From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

“If a film is working, you’re forgetting about everything else….”   TyRuben Ellingson is responsible for your dreams. As a cinematic visual effects art director and conceptual designer, he creates the monsters and galaxies and eerily beautiful landscapes through which your imagination roams in the flickering light of a movie...
Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Our 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...
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Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players," is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is live: Sample the Contents here. Presenting words and images from our Winter 2019 issue--all online and completely free to read. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we see when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway? And when are they coming for us? In...
Share This Poem: "Idyll," by Jed Myers.

Share This Poem: “Idyll,” by Jed Myers.

“The jay looks out for others’ hungers — glints in the groundcover, flits in the canopy …” BROAD STREET presents a poem from our Winter 2019 “Rivals & Players” issue. To enjoy it as a broadside, drag to your desktop, where you can enlarge it and print it. Or simply scroll down to read in plain text. Idyll A...
Share This Poem: "Pathos," by Cynthia Kolanowski. From our "Rivals & Players" issue.

Share This Poem: “Pathos,” by Cynthia Kolanowski. From our “Rivals & Players” issue.

“What others are able to see is maddening….” We present the opening poem from our Winter 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.”  To enjoy this offering as a broadside, simply drag the green rectangle to your desktop to enlarge and print. Or scroll down to see it in plain text. *** Pathos or something like it....
“We Were Working Moms." An essay by Colleen Curran from "Rivals & Players."

“We Were Working Moms.” An essay by Colleen Curran from “Rivals & Players.”

“Then we picked it up again. To begin the elaborate game. Of working motherhood …” Broad Street presents a feature from our Winter/Spring 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” Bees and pollen in artificial honeycomb. Photo by Chad Hunt. “We Were Working Moms.” By Colleen Curran We were always running around. Packing school lunches while trying to get dressed for...
From Our Pages: “To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts Emily Dickinson and mitochondria under the microscope.

From Our Pages: “To Fill a Room with ‘Nobody’” — Sara Talpos puts Emily Dickinson 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...