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2018 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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We’re nominating six broadsides published by Broadsided Press for the annual Pushcart Prizes.  We’re not sure what this venerable literary anthology will do with our collaborative approach, but we hope they will agree with us that these broadsides offer voices and visions that are vital and deserving of recognition. Choosing among the work we publish is difficult, because we fall in love with everything we publish, and we are very selective. The editors went back …


Broadsides to Books: Astronomical Ardor in Benjamin S. Grossberg’s “Space Traveler”

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Space Traveler Benjamin S. Grossberg University of Tampa Press, 2014 $14; ISBN: 978-159732-119-8 Reading the poems in Ben Grossberg’s 2014 book, Space Traveler, is rather like sitting on the couch with an interesting, articulate friend, listening to his stories and musings on life—that is, if he were also a smart, funny, gay space alien who had landed in your backyard. On Autumn Von Plinsky’s cover of the book and in the stamp-like drawings by Samuel …


Broadsides to Books: Alison Pelegrin’s Love Song to Louisiana, Hurricanes and All

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Our Lady of the Flood Alison Pelegrin Diode Editions $12 Chapbook; ISBN: 978-1-939728-16-6 28 pages Our Lady of the Flood, the title of Alison Pelegrin’s new chapbook, might suggest a collection of poems related to the Blessed Mother in the Catholic tradition. But the cover photo of a miniature doll-woman in housedress and apron, bandana and clogs, pushing a broom through water tells a more earthbound story, one that continues with the visual epigraph of …


2018 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 six poems published at Broadsided Press. What a difficult decision it was!  Each poem or flash prose piece we publish we fiercely believe in.  We publish so selectively — one collaboration a month — that we already say no to work we admire.  The work we do publish, we, quite simply, love.  The editors …


“Teach” Section Live!

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We are pleased to begin rolling out articles and lesson plans for teachers with Michael McGriff’s beautiful, moving essay, “Broadsides as Adventure and Architecture.” Someone has just spray-painted a phrase from her favorite Sappho fragment on a brick wall. Someone just leased billboard space in The Middle of Nowhere Texas to print the Theodore Roethke lines “Money Money Money  / Water Water Water.” Visit the Teach section now to read all of McGriff’s powerful essay. …


Call for Multilingual Writing — Deadline September 15, 2018

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10/1/18: Polyphonic Poets Announced! We were bowled over blown away amazed atingle and deeply impressed by the range and quality of the work we received for our In Praise of Polyphony call. Thank you everyone. Our congratulations and gratitude to Ching-In Chen, Maija Makinen, Jeni De La O, Piotr Gwiazda, Allison Escoto, and Diana Anaya whose work will be featured. We are now sending the selected writing out to artists, and we are, as always, eager …


Broadsides to Books: Tiffany Midge’s Impassible Terrains

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The Woman who Married a Bear by Tiffany Midge University of New Mexico Press, 2016 $18 Paperback; ISBN 9780826356529 80 Pages; UNM Press In The Woman Who Married a Bear, Tiffany Midge straddles myth and reality, rendering each in the terms of the other, while grappling with postcolonial and intergenerational trauma, Native identity, and—towards the end of the collection—the deaths of parents and elders. The poem “An Interior of the Mythical Territory I Seek to …


Broadsides to Books: Joan Naviyuk Kane’s Vast Reckoning

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Milk Black Carbon by Joan Naviyuk Kane University of Pittsburgh, 2017 $15.95 Paperback; ISBN 9780822964513 60 Pages at Indiebound Milk Black Carbon is a big book, an important book, a book that is not to be reckoned with and fully appreciated in one sitting. It demands space and time to fully unfold. The poems of Milk Black Carbon explore the vast landscapes of Alaska’s far northern coast, Iñupiaq language and culture, and how places and …


Broadsides to Books: Todd Davis’s God is a Fish

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Winterkill by Todd Davis Michigan State University Press, 2016 $20 Paperback; ISBN 9781611861969 114 Pages; MSU Press In Todd Davis’s Winterkill, all things—from the death of a father to Roman Catholicism—follow patterns set by nature. God is an animal, a truth reflected in both the food chain and the liturgy of the Eucharist. And when rivers disappear under mountains, they’re just following the patterns of fish darting under riverrock. Most of the poems juxtapose human …


Broadsides to Books: Melissa Fite Johnson’s Liminal Solace

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A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky by Melissa Fite Johnson Paper Nautilus Press, 2018 $8 Paperback; 25 pages ISBN: 9780998633343; Paper Nautilus Press A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky by Melissa Fite Johnson is a poignant glimpse at the spaces between life and death and the ghosts that roam between. The chapbook begins with “Donating My Eggs,” set “in the fertility clinic waiting room.” We are privy to this liminal moment, the span …


Call for Ekphrastic Submissions: The Switcheroo! (deadline 4/15/18)

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BROADSIDED PRESS ANNUAL SWITCHEROO WANTED: Ekphrastic Responses to artist David Bernardy’s “Measure of Grace” DEADLINE: April 15, 2018 Broadsided Press is seeking submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to “Measure of Grace,” a mixed-media piece by Broadsided artist David Bernardy.The winning entry will be published on May 1, 2018 as a Broadsided collaboration to enliven the doors, utility poles, bus stops, and walls of the world. This the 15th Broadsided Press Switcheroo. What is The Switcheroo? …


Miller Oberman: Spring 2018 Guest Editor

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Please join us in welcoming our Spring 2018 guest editor, Miller Oberman.  He will join the team in reading submissions and selecting works for publication through June. March – June, 2018: Miller Oberman (author of “Morning Pastoral“) Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017). He completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Connecticut in 2017, where he studied trans-temporal poetics, translation theory, and Old English poetry. Miller …


Broadsides to Books: Robin Becker’s Animal World

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The Black Bear Inside Me by Robin Becker University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018 $16 Paperback, 72 Pages ISBN: 9780822965244; IndieBound Robin Becker’s newest book, The Black Bear Inside Me, is not easily classifiable at first glance. It investigates a wide range subjects—the death of a dog, the FBI questioning Becker about security clearance for a student, a summer in Provincetown—however, it becomes clear that the collection is inextricably tied to one theme: loss and how …


“Woven Tale Press” article on Broadsided

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Jennifer Nelson, a feature writer for Woven Tale Press, has profiled Broadsided and its founder, Elizabeth Bradfield. In this age of digital information, there’s something thrilling about encountering a piece of paper tacked to a wall. Someone actually took the time to physically post it in public, instead of just clicking and sharing. It’s hard to stroll by without considering how it got there. Read more here about the origin of the press and our …


Lena Khalaf Tuffaha: Winter 2018 Guest Editor

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Please join us in welcoming our Winter 2018 guest editor, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.  She will join the team in reading submissions through March. January – March, 2018: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (author of “Fragment“) Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is an American poet of Palestinian, Syrian, and Jordanian heritage. Her first book of poems, Water & Salt, is published by Red Hen Press. Her chapbook, Arab In Newsland, won the 2016 Two Sylvias Prize. Her essays and poems …


Ekphrastic Writing Wanted: Deadline Jan 1

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Bearing Arms:  Responding to Guns in American Culture We have, according to the constitution, the right “to keep and bear arms” in the United States.  But how, in the wake of Las Vegas, Pulse, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, and other abuses of firearms—by citizens and in some cases by those trained to protect and serve—do we bear that right?  How do we bear it? At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our …


Art Wanted: New Broadsided Responds Feature

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Bearing Arms:  Responding to Guns in American Culture We have, according to the constitution, the right “to keep and bear arms” in the United States.  But how, in the wake of Las Vegas, Pulse, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, and other abuses of firearms—by citizens and in some cases by those trained to protect and serve—do we bear that right?  How do we bear it? At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our …


Announcing: Guest Editors!

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Beginning the fall of 2017, Broadsided Press will be inviting quarterly Guest Editors to help select work for publication and provide new energy, ideas, and guidance for the press.  We hope to broaden the reach and embrace of Broadsided.  Willie Lin, our inaugural Guest Editor, will be reading submissions and helping make selections from October through the end of December. Bio: Willie Lin lives and work in Chicago, IL. She’s the author of the chapbooks Lesser …


#NoDAPL Responses Feature Evolves…

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Tiffany Midge, guest editor for our Responses feature for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, took her work one step further… to buses in Idaho.  She shared the broadsides at the 5th annual Broadsides on the Bus exhibit, and they currently ride throughout the town of Moscow, Idaho. Read more and see images at our Tumblr, where we share Vector Stories. Image at left: Artist Theodore Van Alst, Jr. discusses the images he selected for …


Welcome to the New Website!

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It has finally happened.  Thank you for your patience and support.  Here we are! A few things: We’ve streamlined our navigation — no published piece has been lost, but you might find it by a different route. Teach is the newest section of Broadsided Press.  We know many people are using broadsides with students — either as tools of social art activism, lessons in creative writing, or visual art prompts.  Over time, we’ll add in …