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The Switcheroo! Call for Ekphrastic Submissions: Deadline 5/1/2024

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BROADSIDED’s ANNUAL SWITCHEROO WANTED: Ekphrastic Responses to artist Sara Tabbert’s carved veneer panel, New Growth DEADLINE: May 1, 2024 SUBMITTABLE LINK (use “Switcheroo” tab) Broadsided seeks submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to this art. The winning entry will be published on June 1, 2024, as a Broadsided collaboration to enliven the doors, utility poles, bus stops, and walls of the world. Submission guidelines and details follow. What is The Switcheroo?  Every spring, we …


Issue 20.1, Spring 2024 – Editors’ Note

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Spring! April! National Poetry Month! The bright palette and strong patterns (both visual and linguistic) of this folio dance over and along the deep emotions and, in many cases, sorrows held in the poems. Isn’t that the essence of spring?  Below are the collaborations, which give you, in addition to the broadsides themselves, insightful conversations about creativity, poetry, and art from the artists and writers. Read on for more, including two new lesson plans, a …


Broadsided Responds to the October 7th Hamas Attack on Israel and the Ongoing Bombardment of Gaza

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At Broadsided, as we join poetry and visual art to make something new, we are particularly aware of the ways that our work, shared, creates perspective shifts, new beauty, and change. We do not make art or justice alone. Our liberation is bound together. We, as makers, are hopeful. We grieve for the Palestinian and Israeli lives already lost in this long and painful conflict. Our grief must not be used as justification for more …


Issue 19.1, Fall 2023 – Editors’ Note

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Our first biannual folio brings you eight new collaborations, two new lesson plans, a new book review, and two new team members!  Read on for all. Editors’ Note Since 2005, we’ve published a single collaboration on the first of each month, and we’ve loved the “slow art” this has fostered. Yet we’ve found that our “Broadsided Responds” features, which offer a chorus of voices and visions on a specific topic, have a different synergy, an …


Broadsided at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine

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Update, 10/27/23: EVENT CANCELLED. Due to the ongoing situation in the Portland area, the Portland Museum of Art is closed today.  We will reschedule this event for a future date. We offer this folio on “Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture” that we published in 2017 as a way to hold time and space for how art helps us hold time to consider what feels beyond comprehension. Our thoughts are with everyone in the …


We’re Moving! From Monthly Singles to Biannual Folios in Nov. and April

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Since 2005, when Broadsided launched, we’ve loved offering slow art: one broadside (sometimes more) every month for people to savor and enjoy. But as we’ve grown, so has our desire to add more features, seek more community, and offer more connections. To that end, Broadsided is moving from a monthly single to a biannual folio published in November and April.  We hope you feel, like we do, that this is a great move for Broadsided — one …


Broadsided Workshops @ FAWC (July 30 – Aug 5, 2023) — Register Now!

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Artists, writers, designers: let’s make broadsides together. Three workshops will run concurrently (and do a LOT of cross-pollination) during the week of July 30 – August 5 at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC). We will play, explore the creative energy of collaborative work, and develop unique and interesting ways to feature writing and art engaging with each other and the world at large. So, if you’re: a writer excited about working from/with …


Call for Ekphrastic Submissions: The Switcheroo! (Deadline 4/10/2023)

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BROADSIDED PRESS ANNUAL SWITCHEROO WANTED: Ekphrastic Responses to artist Douglas Culhane‘s sculpture, Scythian Radio DEADLINE: April 10, 2023 SUBMITTABLE LINK (use “Switcheroo” tab) Broadsided seeks submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to this sculpture. The winning entry will be published on May 1, 2023 as a Broadsided collaboration to enliven the doors, utility poles, bus stops, and walls of the world. Submission guidelines and details follow. What is The Switcheroo?  Every spring, we like …


2023 Broadsided Carrier’s Address Centos for the New Year

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Friends, At the start of the new year, we like to take a moment and look back on the work we’ve published.  This new year’s special draws from that process and from another print tradition. In the 19th century, it was common practice for newspapers to publish a special end-of-year note (often in verse) written in the “voice” of their news carrier. These “Carrier’s Addresses” were a beautiful seasonal memento, a request from the carrier …


2022 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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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 vision, but we hope they will agree with us that these broadsides are vital and deserving of high praise. Choosing is difficult, because we fall in love with everything we publish, and we are very …


Broadsides to Books: And the Fireflies Were Speechless

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Contraband Juan Pablo Mobili THE Poetry Box, April 15, 2022 ISBN: 1956285067 $16.00, Purchase at bookshop.org Reviewed by Jennifer Martelli Juan Pablo Mobili’s Contraband explores the power of words forged and suppressed by trauma. The poems exist in two worlds, Argentina and the United States, but also in the emotional landscapes of anger and kindness. In Contraband, Juan Pablo Mobili summons a voice from the “years where all of God’s voices led us into silence.” …


Readings & Events!

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To celebrate the publication of our anthology, Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaborations, 2005-2020, we are planning some events. We hope to see you there, in person  or virtually. Provincetown Literary Festival, September 16 – 18.  On Sunday, Editor Elizabeth Bradfield will be in conversation with writer Ben Shattuck, author of Six Walks and poet Rio Cortez, author of Golden Ax.  We’ll talk poems, images, engagement, wandering. Schoolhouse Gallery, Saturday, October 8, …


Call for Submissions: Dear Queer

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Dear Queer: Letters in Solidarity with LGBTIQ+ Youth A Broadsided Responds  Feature (see the published folio here!) Broadsided stands in solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ community and all those who call them/us family. Who call them/us loved. This is a moment of unprecedented attacks against the rights of trans youth and their families and ongoing violence, both legal and extralegal, against all LGBTQIA+ people.  Recent legislation in Florida regarding school curricula (for example, the “Don’t Say …


Broadsided has an Arts Editor!

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For many, many (too many!) years we’ve been searching for an Art Editor.  Art and literature are co-equal at Broadsided, yet the voices of artists have been underrepresented on our editorial team.  We are so very pleased to announce that Millian Pham Lien Giang has agreed to help us better feature, advocate for, and expand our artistic vision. Millian Pham Lien Giang is an artist and educator based in Alabama. She works with text, images, objects, installations, …


Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaboration, 2005-2020

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Get the Press Kit (sample pages & more) PUB DATE: April, 2022 Price: $35 (discount for students & educators). PAGES: 216 pages ISBN: 978-0-944854-26-6 Order at Provincetown Arts Press your local, independent bookstore, or Amazon Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaborations, 2005-2020, an anthology that celebrates Broadsided Press’s mission of “putting literature and art on the streets,” will be released by Provincetown Arts Press in April 2022. We are beyond thrilled. Do …


Call for Ekphrastic Submissions: The Switcheroo! (deadline 4/5/22)

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BROADSIDED PRESS ANNUAL SWITCHEROO WANTED: Ekphrastic Responses to artist Millian Pham Lien Giang‘s cyanotype, IN HER IT IS IN HER DEADLINE: April 5, 2022 SUBMITTABLE LINK (use “Switcheroo” tab) Broadsided Press is seeking submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to this cyanotype by artist Millian Pham Lien Giang. The winning entry will be published on May 1, 2022 as a Broadsided collaboration to enliven the doors, utility poles, bus stops, and walls of the …


New Editorial Energy!

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We’ve got great news—we have just welcomed two beautiful new voices into the Broadsided Press team. Michelle Moncayo, 2022 Guest Editor 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 built.  Michelle Moncayo will be reading, talking, sharing as Guest Editor in 2022.  We …


2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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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 model, but we hope they will agree with us that these broadsides offer voices and visions that are vital and deserving of high praise. Choosing is difficult, because we fall in love with everything we …


Broadsided Feature & Folio in Provincetown Arts Magazine

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We’re thrilled to announce that the 2021 issue of Provincetown Arts magazine (https://provincetownarts.org) features, as its poetry section, a folio of work past and future from Broadsided Press as well as a profile of Broadsided by Gemma Leghorn. The magazine’s featured artist is Esteban del Valle and the featured writer is Jaqueline Woodson (huzzah!!!! huzzahh!!!). Other articles shine a spotlight on artists, writers, and makers Francis Olschafskie, Susan Baker, Megan Hinton, Barbara Cohen,  Jennifer Liese, …


Call for Ekphrastic Submissions: The Switcheroo! (deadline 4/10/21)

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BROADSIDED PRESS ANNUAL SWITCHEROO WANTED: Ekphrastic Responses to artist Meghan Keane’s painting “Untitled (Brooklyn)” DEADLINE: April 10, 2021 Broadsided Press is seeking submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to this painting by artist Meghan Keane. The winning submission of writing will be published on May 1, 2021 as a Broadsided collaboration to occupy the doors, utility poles, bus stops, and walls of the world.  Submission guidelines and details follow. This the 18th Broadsided Press “Switcheroo.” What …


Broadsides to Books: A New Covid Vernacular

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Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic Edited by Eileen Cleary and Christine Jones Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021 ISBN: 9781734786958 Get at Bookshop.org Black pandemic humor among writers: “But think of the books that will be written!”  Sure, we guffaw as we struggle with jobs, families, health, community, and worry.  Yet, the poems, stories, and novels are being written. In the past month, at least three anthologies of Covid poems have come …


Broadsides to Books: Missing Connection Among Losses

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Bring Now the Angels, Dilruba Ahmed University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020 Pitt Poetry Series ISBN: 9780822966074, Paperback, $17 Get at Bookshop.org Reviewed by Carolyn Ogburn Dilruba Ahmed’s second book of poems, Bring Now the Angels, offers an uncanny witness to our pandemic-ridden moment where so many are dying in a solitude defined by PPE and plexiglass. The first section of Bring Now the Angels was written as Ahmed’s father was dying, then dead, of “ailments …


Broadsides to Books: Familiar Country

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New Poets of Native Nations Edited: Heid E. Erdrich Graywolf, 2020 ISBN: 978-1-55597-809-9 Get at Bookshop.org Reviewed by Sarah Shapiro When an important American poetry critic put out a call on social media for names of contemporary Native American poets and received what can only be called a dismal response, Heid Erdrich was inspired to change the outdated anthology game. In New Poets of Native Nations, Erdrich highlights rich poetry of people tied to Indigenous …


2020 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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We’re nominating six collaborations 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 model, but we hope they will agree with us that these broadsides offer voices and visions that are vital and deserving of high praise. Choosing is difficult, because we fall in love with everything we publish, and we are very selective. The editors went back …


Broadsides to Books: The Personal is Political

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In the Year of Ferraro Jennifer Martelli Nixes Mate, 2020 $12.50; ISBN 978-1-949279-26-9 Get from Bookshop.org Reviewed by Deborah Bacharach The speaker in Jennifer Martelli’s new chapbook In the Year of Ferraro dances under mirror balls, has sex in her dorm, does drugs, and becomes galvanized by Geraldine Ferraro’s 1984 vice-presidential candidacy. Martelli packs these poems with details from eighties pop culture and the streets of Boston, and in doing so she lets them fully …


Broadsides to Books: Vision and Release

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              The Death of Flying Things Poems by Gabriel Welsch WordTech Editions, 2012 ISBN:9781936370757 Reviewed by Kali Lightfoot At first glance, a reader might assume that Gabriel Welsch’s book, The Death of Flying Things, would embody loss, but it is much more a book about change: changes that happen in a moment or in a lifetime. The changing of seasons, too shape the book: seasons in nature across a year as well as seasons of …


2020 -21 Guest Editor: Jennifer Perrine

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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 built. Please join us in welcoming our 2020-21 guest editor, Jennifer Perrine!  Jennifer will join the team in reading submissions and selecting works for publication as well as partaking in editorial discussions about the direction …


2020 Best of the Net Nominations

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Sundress Publications surveys the best Internet writing each year and selects their “Best of the Net” awardees. This year, we’re nominating three poems published at Broadsided Press between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. What a difficult decision! We publish so selectively — one collaboration a month — that we already have to say no to a lot of work we admire.  The work we do publish, we, quite simply, love. In reviewing what …


Broadsides to Books: Unconsoled

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Elegy, Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Poems by Mary Jo Bang Graywolf Press, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1555975401 Buy at Bookshop.org $15.00 Reviewed by Risa Denenberg I’ve owned a hard copy of Elegy by Mary Jo Bang for many years, and have returned to it often during my own flareups of grief. Written as a journal during the year following her son’s death at age 37, it performs grief’s relentlessness and a survivor’s …


Broadsides to Books: Where Your Body Will End

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Territory of Dawn Eunice Odio Translators: Keith Ekiss, Sonia P. Ticas, & Mauricio Espinoza Bitter Oleander Press, 2016 ISBN 978-0-9862049-3-7 Reviewed by Keene Short In Territory of Dawn, Eunice Odio juxtaposes intimacy and urgency so closely that the two often become synonymous. She pairs moments of joy with uncertainty, sadness with determination. Born in San Jose, in 1919, Eunice Odio became one of Costa Rica’s most well-known poets of the twentieth century. Like other poets …