April 3, 2016

The Family Tooth may make conscious use of images, unlikely juxtapositions, and the sonic properties of language in order to maximize impact, the way that poetry does... But insomuch as any subjective experience can be described as a true story, it is a work of nonfiction.

Photo courtesy of James Gill
March 30, 2016

The air is rare, the energy dizzying. The mountain seems to have shot out of the earth in one violent explosion.

Rasha Abbas
March 28, 2016

 

THE COMMON’S NEW ISSUE (#11) FEATURES CONTEMPORARY ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

 

Photo by Mary Aherne
March 25, 2016

Cliff Forshaw transposes DanteInferno to Hull, England. 

artist: Frances Stroh
March 23, 2016

The leisure life, the good life—the dream that America promised us all, but delivered to only a few; the dream that hides from any suggestion of its own falseness.