It’s here!! Our new issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hit the street and the web June 13. Sample some of the contents here now.

It’s here!! Our new issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hit the street and the web June 13. 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...
Share This Poem: "His Word in Rural Illinois," by Ellen Stone.

Share This Poem: “His Word in Rural Illinois,” by Ellen Stone.

“… woman’s body like a metal safe —  these flatlands …” Our “Small Things, Partial Cures” theme continues with a remarkable poem by Ellen Stone. You can download and print a full-size broadside by clicking on the first version below — or scroll down to read in plain format. His Word in Rural Illinois...
Parsing “The Big Sleep”: Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Parsing “The Big Sleep”: Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Raymond Chandler’s inaugural novel gets scholarly treatment in a book packed with facts, photos, and insights into the text and the times. “We all had great love for Chandler’s novels. And we knew the world did too.” Some years ago, three intrepid friends who met at a bookstore —Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson,...
From Our Pages: "An Affair of Youth" ... In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

From Our Pages: “An Affair of Youth” … In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

In 1970, three avid young Fitzgerald scholars took a joy ride in search of Scott and Zelda’s first resting-place. One result is the only known published photo of that original gravesite, which appeared first in Broad Street‘s “Maps & Legends” issue … Finally Rick struck a match by a gravestone and...
From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

“Costume design is the one thing that audiences tend to read personally … whether we should like this person, whether we should be scared of them, that sort of thing.” “Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher...
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.”

Yehuda Amichai’s poem “We Did It” is among his best known and most celebrated; it inspired Stuart Dybek’s much-anthologized story “We Didn’t.” In Broad Street’s debut issue, Robert Alter, the renowned scholar and translator of Hebrew literature (including several books of the Bible), presented nine new translations and an introduction explaining...
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...
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...
"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. You can...
From Our Pages:  "The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains," by Lea Marshall.

From Our Pages: “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains,” by Lea Marshall.

“I can’t talk about what I have just seen, nor explain why it has moved me. I can only weep and stagger up the street … my command of language has failed. The dance has won.”   “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue...
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Contributor News: Caitlin Hamilton Summie Takes Silver in the Indie Awards.

Contributor News: Caitlin Hamilton Summie Takes Silver in the Indie Awards.

BROAD STREET  congratulates Caitlin Hamilton Summie, whose 2017 book, To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts, just earned the Silver Medal for Short Stories in the Forewords Review Indie Awards series.   “10 stories, 1 book, 25 years in the making …” After decades in publishing, where she carved out a niche as one of the industry’s top publicists and marketing...
Contributor news: Valley Haggard's new book, new ventures, excerpts, praise, info.

Contributor news: Valley Haggard’s new book, new ventures, excerpts, praise, info.

“When we surrender our weapons, our true writing and our true selves begin to emerge in our lives and on the page in a way that is brave, beautiful …” Valley Haggard is one of her hometown’s best-loved heroines, both for her own writing and for the programs she’s founded to help others find their...
From Our Pages:  "Chastity Belt Included," a memoir by Ramsey Hootman.

From Our Pages: “Chastity Belt Included,” a memoir by Ramsey Hootman.

BROAD STREET presents the amazing true tale of a young woman who guarded her virginity “for religious reasons,” only to find herself completely flummoxed on her wedding night.  It was not a matter of technique, nor of sympathy on her husband’s part … Mother Nature had already put a mysterious, painful guard in place.  ...
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,...
From Our Pages: "The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries." By Bea Chang.

From Our Pages: “The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries.” By Bea Chang.

  “I came home and I left, again and again, each time reminded of the sadness and disappointment of my own upbringing, the terrible lack of stories.”   For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” print issue, life is — literally — a journey. At the time she wrote...