Related Posts

vintage photo of father

Ode to my Father

DENISE DUHAMEL
Man of beer and doughnuts, man of wieners and maple syrup, / sweet-toothed man, man of the one-liner, / man of drum sets and baseball bats and other boys’ toys / he bought his daughters so that he would know / how to play with them.

2017 heading

The Common’s 10 Most-Read Pieces of 2017

It seems only fitting to give one last nod to the fantastic pieces that we brought out in 2017. Below is a list of our most-read pieces of the year: the poems, essays, interviews, and art that made 2017 our biggest year yet for web traffic from around the world! We hope you'll have a look, if you haven't already, and see why this work struck a chord with readers this year.

Title page of "Prince Uno: Uncle Frank's Visit to Fairyland"

The Common Statement

JENNIFER ACKER
  I feel ecstatically like a living slice of the fossil record, several eras compressed into one vertical stack, beheld and existing simultaneously. Four generations of women reading and rereading and passing on the same sappy, gently humorous stories.