poetry

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00am

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This month it’s our pleasure to present new work from Korea: three poems by Lim Sun-Ki translated by Suh Hong Won.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:14am

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Please enjoy these new poems by five new contributors to The Common.

 

Amy Lawless

            --The Frowning Beast


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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:56am

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Please welcome three poets who are new to our pages.
 

Upcoming print issues of The Common will feature poems by Will Schutt, Patrick Pritchett, and Kevin C. Stewart.

reviewed by Sarah Wetzel
Eye to Eye by Maria Terrone

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:14pm

Eye to Eye by Maria Terrone

“Once / a single cell / found that it was full of light / and for the first time there was seeing.” With these words from W.S. Merwin, Maria Terrone opens her third full-length collection of poetry, Eye to Eye. If the unifying theme of Terrone’s book is seeing, as this quote and the book’s title imply, then Terrone sees the world in all its blemished and brutal multiplicities. She sets the stage with the collection’s first poem, “Spaccanapoli.”

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:08am

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We’re pleased to offer our readers a selection from The Spines of Love by Mexican poet Victor Terán, translated from the Isthmus Zapotec by David Shook, as well as an excerpt from Chinese poet Xiao Hai's long poem Song of Shadows, translated by Zhu Yu. Both volumes were recently published by Restless Books

 

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:45am

It's time for our monthly poetry feature! Today, we are publishing eight new poems from The Common print contributors.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 3:29pm

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Translated by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:45am

In the small painting on canvas,

a nineteenth-century landscape

forgotten among old papers,

the house is clearly recognizable

and the mountain behind

with its sharp profile.

 

Image of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost "Poetic Dialogue" silhouettes courtesy of Philip Chapman-Bell on Flickr Creative Commons.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:45am

Image of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost "Poetic Dialogue" silhouettes courtesy of Philip Chapman-Bell on Flickr Creative Commons.

The first Thursday of each month, The Common showcases an audio recording of a poem from our print issue archive, read by the author.  This month, Norman Lock reads "Alphabet of Torment," originally published in Issue 03.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:38pm

 

For this month's poetry feature, we're publishing five new poems from The Common print contributors.

 

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