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SAHIBA GILL
There was a short time, in the days just before I stopped carrying a backpack to school, when I coveted a heather gray t-shirt with the words “citizen of the world” on the front. I signed letters for Amnesty International that year, but I never bought the shirt.

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Leslie McGrath’s Poem for The Common Wins Gretchen Warren Award

Congratulations to TC contributor Leslie McGrath! Her poem “Encountering Franz Wright Along the Way,” published by The Common, has co-won the Gretchen Warren Award at the New England Poetry Club. It was published in September 2016; you can read it here.

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The Common Receives Amazon Literary Partnership Grant for 2017

We are pleased to announce that The Common has been chosen to receive a 2017 Amazon Literary Partnership grant. This support will specifically help The Common to continue its work publishing and celebrating new writers and diverse voices from around the world.