“From Around Here” and “Drought, Rome”: poems by Ron Smith.

Two kinds of heat compete for misery.

“You plunge into the world. You roll the dice.

You make new friends, a few, or maybe none…”

Centro commerciale, umbrellas in sunshine. Gunver Hasselbalch. Watercolor, 2016.

From Around Here



Broad Street’s Winter 2019 issue features lovers, fighters, warriors, war reenactors, ad men, insects, and neighbors. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we get when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway — and when are they coming for us?

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Broad Street Magazine

An interdisciplinary magazine of nonfiction narratives and artwork.