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February 22nd, 2017 | 6:00am

Gary Metras reads his poem "Hellgrammite Cloud" from Issue 09 of The Common...

February 17th, 2017 | 6:00am

This February, we’re busily reading new novels by three award-winning authors who will be visiting us next month for LitFest at Amherst College. If there’s a common thread for this month’s Friday Reads, it’s memory: commemorating events, friendships, departures, and failures. But it could just as easily be...

February 11th, 2017 | 6:00am

I was riding the F train home the other day reading Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. The local went express at Jay Street in Brooklyn, and I exchanged an exasperated smile with a woman on the platform. “Is that good?” she asked, pointing to the book. “I’ve...

February 7th, 2017 | 3:30pm

 

  

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February 2nd, 2017 | 10:46am

Hoisting our backpacks, my students and I start up a narrow staircase that points us left and right.  In November 1820, John Keats and his friend Joseph Severn climbed these stairs to two small rooms above the Spanish Steps, ready to stay until the end, which...

January 25th, 2017 | 6:00am

Jacquelyn Pope reads her poem "Some Proof of Love" from Issue 09 of The Common.

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January 20th, 2017 | 6:00am

For the transition to the new year, our staff picks mix old and new this month. These works of fiction explore themes of distance, change, ambition, and failureand they all belong on your wish list. 

 

 

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