The first Thursday of each month, The Common showcases an audio recording of a poem from our print issue archive, read by the author. This month, Jon Thompson reads "Borderlands, or Where is the Source of Corruption," originally published in Issue 05.
Carrie Tiffany is an Australian writer and author of the novels Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living (2005, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction), and Mateship with Birds (2012, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction, winner of the Stella Prize), as well as several short stories.
Last month I enjoyed following media coverage of an unusual writing workshop and design studio held at Columbia University. Italian architect and writer Matteo Pericoli originated his “Laboratory of Literary Architecture” course in Turin, and brought it to New York this spring as a joint course for students of the School of Writing and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
We show up at Mayflower Beach at ten one August morning, and the parking attendant, a tanned teenaged girl in a gold tee shirt, tells us we’re too late, the lot is full. To ensure a spot, it’s best to come around 8:00 a.m., or even earlier.