Translated by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani
May 16th, 2014 | 8:00am

In the small painting on canvas,

a nineteenth-century landscape

forgotten among old papers,

the house is clearly recognizable

and the mountain behind

with its sharp profile.


May 14th, 2014 | 8:00am

Today, The Common is featuring two translated short stories from the book Nella Citta Nuda by Antonio Monda. The Common in the (Eternal) City on May 21 features Monda in conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar.

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Om
May 13th, 2014 | 8:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Om

Disposable ponchos and white tennis shoes, cotton ­beach dresses worn without bras, sunglasses dangling from nylon cords, and a way of walking that is, in spite of the gray sky and the drizzling rain, ponderous. 

May 12th, 2014 | 8:00am

This week, The Common will be publishing pieces from authors participating in our 2014 postcard auction. Click here to bid on a personalized,  hand-written postcard from your favorite writer!


I love MFA programs, because they are a purified space where the love of art is nourished.


Multiple Authors
May 9th, 2014 | 8:00am

Today, we are publishing excerpts from contributors Nalini Jones and Jeff Parker in anticipation of the Issue 07 Launch Party this Sunday. Join us for a Spring fete of live literature and music featuring readings by Jones and Parker!