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Podcast: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri on “The Good Donkey”

TALIA LAKSHMI KOLLURI
Talia Lakshmi Kolluri speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her story “The Good Donkey,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. In this conversation, Kolluri talks about writing fiction from the perspectives of different animals, and where the inspiration for those stories comes from.

Image of Ravi Shankar and the Issue 21 cover.

Podcast: Ravi Shankar on “The Five-Room Box”

RAVI SHANKAR
Ravi Shankar speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his essay “The Five-Room Box,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. In this conversation, Shankar talks about constructing this essay on identity, family, and fitting in from an excerpt of his memoir, Correctional, about his time spent in prison.

Image of Wyatt Townley's headshot and Issue 21 cover.

Podcast: Wyatt Townley on “Instructions for the Endgame”

WYATT TOWNLEY
Wyatt Townley speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her poem “Instructions for the Endgame,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. In this conversation, Townley talks about experiencing poetry in all parts of her life—in dance and yoga, in astronomy and physics, and in nature.