poetry

reviewed by J. Mae Barizo

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:53pm

J. Mae Barizo reviews two poetry collections: Troy, Michigan by Wendy S. Walters and Dont Go Back to Sleep by Timothy S. Liu.

TROY, MICHIGAN

Wendy S. Walter’s Troy, Michigan chronicles municipal and personal history in this elliptically elegant collection of sonnets. This book swivels gracefully through eras in the city of the title, alluding to its mythic namesake while divulging the narrator’s observations on industry, race, and the tug of the natural world.

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 6:00am

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This month, we’re pleased to offer seven new poems by several returning and new contributors.


Margot Douaihy

--New York

--The Lost Art of Getting Lost

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:37am

Zeina Hashem Beck reads her poem, “Your Parents’ House,” from Issue 07.
 

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00am

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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 - 7:14am

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

 

Amy Lawless

            --The Frowning Beast


Multiple Authors
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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:56am

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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 - 2:14pm

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 - 8:08am

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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 - 7:45am

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

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 2:29pm

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