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Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Matt Bilton
July 25th, 2014 | 6:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Matt Bilton

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.

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Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Lee Coursey
July 23rd, 2014 | 6:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Lee Coursey

I’m here on the patio, no appetite,
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Photo by Michael Meiser, licensed under Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA 2.0).
July 18th, 2014 | 6:00am

 

Photo by Michael Meiser, licensed under Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA 2.0).

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photo by James Ewing
July 14th, 2014 | 6:00am

photo by James Ewing

We were back in the Hudson Valley, in the marvelous...

Spanish moss; photo by author
July 10th, 2014 | 6:00am

Your name: Diane Roberts

Current city or town: Tallahassee, Florida

How long have you lived here? A slightly more complicated question than it would seem. I was born in Tallahassee and lived here till I went abroad to university. I spent ten years in England and fourteen years in Alabama and...

Gainesville, FL
July 1st, 2014 | 6:00am

 

Justin Taylor is the author of the short story collection Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever (2010) and the novel The Gospel of...

Multiple Authors
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June 27th, 2014 | 6:00am

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons, user Raiana Ferron

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...

June 26th, 2014 | 2:15pm

Welcome readers and listeners! Today we're launching The Common Podcast: Contributors in Conversation. Every other month, we'll invite contributors from our recent issues to read and discuss each other's work. This month, we're going to discuss two stories from Issue 06: "Mischief" by Megan Staffel and "Meetings" by Helen Hooper....

June 24th, 2014 | 8:00am

 

I am writing in a small, L-shaped, dim room in our finished basement.  My family affectionately calls it “the cave.”  This cellar is quiet and crammed with my reading library.  In the winter, the cold...

June 23rd, 2014 | 6:00am

 

In February, 2014, eighteen seniors at Harbor School, a New York City public high school devoted to maritime...