“I too have confused what was just

beginning with what had already reached

its end…”

BROAD STREET presents a poem by the indomitable Christine Gelineau, specially formatted as a broadside you can download and print. Christine’s full-length collections of poetry are Crave, Appetite for the Divine, and Remorseless Loyalty. “Accident” originally appeared in our “Hunt, Gather” issue.



Christine Gelineau has won numerous awards for her poetry and prose, including a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently Crave (NYQ Books, 2016). Her poetic sequence Appetite for the Divine was the Editor’s Choice for the Robert McGovern Prize and was published by Ashland Poetry Press in 2010. Her first full-length collection, Remorseless Loyalty, won the Richard Snyder Prize, also from Ashland Poetry Press (2006). She is also the author of two chapbooks from FootHills Publishing: North American Song Line (2001) and In the Greenwood World (2006). With Jack B. Bedell, she edited French Connections: A Gathering of French-American Poets (Louisiana Literature Press, 2007). Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared  in numerous journals and anthologies, including NY Times Opinionator, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Connecticut Review, The New York Quarterly, The Iron Horse Review, Green Mountains Review, Georgia Review, American Literary Review, Seneca Review, Louisiana Literature, The Paterson Literary Review, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Florida Review and others.


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Forest photograph by Enid D., Rothesay Island, Scotland.


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