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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet George Franklin: The palette that he used surprised me. The colors—red, yellow, brown, and blue—somehow feel very French to me, how I imagine Provence. Somehow they connote an adolescent longing I confess I still experience. Artist David Bernardy:  I grew up in a rapidly developing suburb and saw it go from the edge of farm land to a plastic sprawl… the visual clutter it made came back to me as I read George’s work.

Artist David Bernardy is an artist, a writer and a dad. He likes lost things, old things, and dogs. Poet George Franklin’s collection, Traveling for No Good Reason, won the Sheila-Na-Gig Editions competition.  George practices law in Miami and teaches poetry workshops in Florida state prisons.

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Broadsides to Books: Is the Arrow in Motion?

Traveling for No Good Reason George Franklin Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2018 $17; ISBN: 978-1-7329406-0-4 Reviewed by Deborah Bacharach In his second book, Traveling for No Good Reason, George Franklin shoots the reader straight into Zeno’s paradox of the arrow: in any…

Fall 2019 Guest Editor: Chanda Feldman

In 2017, we began inviting former contributors to serve as guest editors at Broadsided Press. We wanted to introduce new voices and visions to our editorial process.  The energy and insight each have brought have greatly enriched the conversations we’ve…