poetry

January 12, 2017

Sandeep Parmar reads her poem "From Eidolon" from Issue 09 of The Common. 

December 30, 2016

New poems from our contributors: please welcome newcomers to The Common, Mik Awake and Elizabeth Scanlon, and welcome back L. S. Klatt and Ben Mazer.

December 28, 2016

Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads his poem “The First Last Light in the Sky” from Issue 09 of The Common.

December 14, 2016

Robin Chapman reads her poem "Midnight and the People I Love are Dying" from Issue 09 of The Common.

November 30, 2016

This month’s feature includes new work by contributors.

Issue 12

November 6, 2016

A good day is a day

without bad news.

Sometimes everything turns out fine—

no news,

no fiction.

 
Issue 12

November 2, 2016

When your partner comes home with you for the first time, try to prepare her. Explain how they still see you as a child: cake and candles, streamers and balloons, bubblegum and colored pencils as parting gifts. On the refrigerator, George and Laura Bush grin inside a heart-shaped magnet. The radio plays Rush Limbaugh all afternoon.

Image by Esther Solondz

October 28, 2016

This month, we are featuring a collaboration between poet Tina Cane and visual artist Esther Solondz, in response to Elena Ferrante's fiction.

October 26, 2016

Jacquelyn Pope reads her poem "Bone Almanac" from Issue 09 of The Common

 

October 12, 2016

Peter Jay Shippy reads his poem "The Post-Graduates" from Issue 09 of The Common. 

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