Teach Issue 1

cover of Issue 1, showing a fork on a red backgroundWhy Teach The Common?

Teach The Common in your classroom and receive discounted subscriptions, a free desk copy, and lesson plans.

A classroom subscription includes two issues for every student, and an in-person or Skype visit from Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker or a participating author.

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Supplementary materials for teaching Issue 01 are listed below.


Listen to Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker discuss The Common, the role of place in literature, and the editorial process.

Lauren Groff discusses tailgating, running, reading, and, of course, writing. Groff’s story “Exquisite Corpse” appears in Issue 01.

Fiona Maazel discusses cults, comedic fiction, and country music. Maazel’s story “Interpreters of Men Get It On” appears in Issue 01.

Don Share discusses place, space, and the new sphere of internet communication. Share’s poems “The Crew Change”, “Wishbone” and “High Holidays” appear in Issue 01.


Literary Translation

Explore these collected resources on literary translation.

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Teach Issue 1