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Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

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...
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 bylines for plain text. Marylen Grigas is...
Share this Poem: "Notes From a Capricious Correspondent," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “Notes From a Capricious Correspondent,” by Marylen Grigas

Step into the bath, she insists. Let your tangled hair stream around you …         With both joy and a tinge of melancholy, BROAD STREET presents the final installment of Marylen Grigas’s poetic series about illness, art, and hope, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  We’ve loved these poems; we hope you have too. Click...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Marylen Grigas

Truth Teller Spotlight: Marylen Grigas

  A few words on the series BROAD STREET is publishing in fall 2016 … Some of the poems in this series refer to my experiences since being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. Even though the time since has been far from easy, there have been many joyful and humorous moments. “Home Security” and...
Share This Poem:  "Home Security,"  by Marylen Grigas

Share This Poem: “Home Security,” by Marylen Grigas

We are proud to inaugurate a new series of poems by Marylen Grigas, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  These elegant poems map the boundaries of home, body, illness, and love, boundaries also eloquently evoked in the line drawings.  Click on the title or artwork below to see the poem in a printer-friendly, larger-font version, or scroll down past the bylines...