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. 

September 28, 2016

Stitch in Time
is tired of saving Nine,
weary of forever
stepping up, peachy, alert

September 14, 2016

Your worried face wonders if you can do this. How does
a vine think? What does it feel?

August 31, 2016

He walks across roads
Where no one else walks
With a tiny wooden coffin
Tucked under his arm

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