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November 27th, 2015 | 6:00am

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My mother is driving us away from Spokane International Airport when she tells me about the elk. Before dawn, she...

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November 21st, 2015 | 6:00am

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In the cabinet in the atrium outside my office is a glass display case that holds, among other things, a beautiful kidney shaped vessel, its...

November 20th, 2015 | 6:00am

We are pleased to present the first installment of our two-part feature on New Poetry from China, translated by Stephen Haven and Li...

November 18th, 2015 | 6:00am


Gerry LaFemina reads his poem, “Caged Bird Society,” from Issue 08 of The Common...

Dorthe Nors
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November 12th, 2015 | 6:00am

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Your name: Dorthe Nors...

Howard Street. Photo by Marian Crotty.
November 7th, 2015 | 6:00am

Howard Street. Photo by Marian Crotty.


I keep wondering what is strange and what is merely unfamiliar—what is truly inexplicable and what I simply don’t...

November 6th, 2015 | 6:00am

Wendy S. Walters’ work blends poetry, nonfiction cultural commentary, and playful lyric essay to excavate deeply rooted themes of race, identity, and belonging in America. She has published...

October 29th, 2015 | 5:00am