Image: From "What I Create Will Outlast Time" by Rafik Schami, calligraphy by Ismat Amiralai, Interlink Publishing, Northampton, MA. Reproduced by permission.
March 24th, 2015 | 6:00am

One might ask: ...

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March 19th, 2015 | 6:00am

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Your name: Elizabeth Bradfield


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March 16th, 2015 | 9:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Tom Gill

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore stretches along the southern tip of Lake Michigan in sixteen separate pieces—jagged...

Cate McLaughlin, Diana Babineau, Gregory Curtis, Terese Svoboda, Kelly Fordon, Olivia Wolfgang-Smith
March 13th, 2015 | 7:00am

With the arrival of spring we’re leaping bravely into unfamiliar worlds—safe in the hands of experts, of course. An eerie peripheral dreamscape; quotidian life viewed from upside down or inside out, never as expected; the dark bureaucracy of the criminal...

March 10th, 2015 | 6:00am


William Wenthe reads his poem, “Error Upon Me Proved,” from Issue 06.


March 3rd, 2015 | 7:00am

Brian Sholis is Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He writes about photography, landscapes, and American history, all of...

Maceo J. Whitaker, Caroline Knox, Jen Jabaily-Blackburn, Robert Cording
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February 27th, 2015 | 7:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user USFWS Mountain-Prairie

At The Common, we’re celebrating the shortest month of the year with new poems by four...

February 26th, 2015 | 7:00am

Welcome readers and listeners! This is The Common Contributor Podcast from The Common magazine. Every other month, we invite our contributors to read and discuss each other...

Andrew Willis, Tyler Sage, Jonathan Moody, Marian Crotty, Eleanor Stanford, Olivia Wolfgang-Smith
February 20th, 2015 | 7:00am

This month we’re playing in the borderlands, exploring the spaces between categories. Intercontinental love stories; strangers in strange lands; the struggle to remain constant in a world of transience. These books bend genre and their subjects navigate the passages...