From Our Pages: "Prix Fixe--the table next to yours," by Thomas E. Kennedy.

From Our Pages: “Prix Fixe–the table next to yours,” by Thomas E. Kennedy.

Strangers share Christmas dinner in a Copenhagen restaurant. “You hope you don’t look too much like a lonely old guy … There are good astri over this night, and the ruby is the most powerful gem in the universe.”   Thomas E. Kennedy is an American expat who has lived in...
Share This Poem: "I Heard the Voices," by Mark Burke.

Share This Poem: “I Heard the Voices,” by Mark Burke.

“Draw the curtains but leave the window open; let the fingers in the breeze slide across your back…” Gray days demand a lyric, and Mark Burke has written a beautiful one about love and the break of dawn. Print out the broadside here, or enjoy “I Heard the Voices” in...
From Our Pages: "Dale Flynn's Blood," memoir by D. J. Lee.

From Our Pages: “Dale Flynn’s Blood,” memoir by D. J. Lee.

Trouble next door. “I pushed away and we stood in the soft wet dirt of the shoulder, staring at one another. Suddenly, he lunged forward …”   D. J. Lee’s searing memoir of bullying, aspiration, and teenaged hormones appeared in BROAD STREET’s “Bedeviled” issue in winter/spring 2015. It has been praised for...
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...
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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Share This Poem: "Archeology," by Jill Dery.

Share This Poem: “Archeology,” by Jill Dery.

“Late at night we’d waken— someone hooting, scotch glass clinking, hi fi needle at the end and rasping.”   Welcome to a cocktail party hosted by poet Jill Dery’s parents, circa 1960. You can print out the broadside here–or scroll down to see the poem in plain format. May the spirit of Sinatra smile upon...
"Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too)," by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too),” by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“I have always believed in marketing a book for its full life, not for a season or a set time period. The one thing I have learned about marketing is that it can be endless.”  Caitlin designed her own ads for email blasts such as this one. Sometimes an author is her own best publicist — and sometimes...
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...
Daredevil Costume Designer Paloma Young is Tony-nominated again! And brings plenty of snacks to the ceremony.

Daredevil Costume Designer Paloma Young is Tony-nominated again! And brings plenty of snacks to the ceremony.

Costume designer Paloma Young, who was interviewed for our second issue, “Hunt, Gather,” adds another Tony nomination in 2017 for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (that would be the one starring Josh Groban).  She already has one statue, for her work on Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012, which won several other high-prestige...
What writers will do to keep paper and pen together ...

What writers will do to keep paper and pen together …

This month, we celebrate the publication of  From Pantyhose to Spandex: Writers on the Job Redux.  The book is a veritable cornucopia of odd true tales about zany jobs that writers do to keep the ink flowing. And it happens to feature some of Broad Street‘s authors.  The editors, Thomas E. Kennedy (“Prix Fixe,” from our...