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Collaborators Q&A: Artist Amy Meissner: I knew what it meant to abscond with something, but didn’t realize absconditum was the thing(s) one might abscond with or to. Poet Traci Brimhall: I love going to galleries and looking at work. I like to walk into a room and let myself get the emotional temperature of the work in the room and then move towards the piece that makes me the most afraid or bewildered.

Poet Traci Brimhall is the author of, most recently, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. A 2013 NEA Fellow, she’s currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University. Artist Amy Meissner lives and works on Dena’ina Homeland, a place now called Anchorage, Alaska. Her textile and craft-based studio practice combines traditional handwork, found objects, and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical, and emotional work of women.

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Broadsides to Books: A Dance of Frosty Silence

The Tulip-Flame cover shot by the reviewer Nayoung Kim.

The Tulip-Flame by Chloe Honum Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2014 ISBN 9780986025754 $15.95, Purchase at Review by Nayoung Kim A young dancer in frosty quietude “glide[s]” across Chloe Honum’s debut collection, The Tulip-Flame, which revisits the deaths of…

2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations

We are so proud to nominate six collaborations (how can we choose just six?!) published by Broadsided Press for the annual Pushcart Prizes.  We’re not sure what this venerable literary anthology will do with our collaborative approach and innovative publishing…

Broadsides to Books: As If We Live

The cover of Dark Traffic set on a table with an overflown tea cup on the top right and a scissor with red handle on the top left corner.

Dark Traffic by Joan Naviyuk Kane University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021 ISBN 9780822966623 $16.56, Purchase at Review by Carolyn Ogburn Joan Naviyuk Kane’s Dark Traffic is a brooding, powerful meditation on place and identity. “Look at us as if…