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The Common is published in print biannually from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ours is a small community with far-reaching ideas. We’re a place of farmers, professors, immigrants, liberals, conservatives, dairy cows, tobacco plants, strip malls, and Victorian and Brutalist architecture. We have a rich literary history and support a vibrant diversity of artists and authors. The Common fosters regional creative spirit while stitching together a national and international community through publishing ...
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The Common: A Modern Sense of Place: Issue 06

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Overview

The Common is published in print biannually from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ours is a small community with far-reaching ideas. We’re a place of farmers, professors, immigrants, liberals, conservatives, dairy cows, tobacco plants, strip malls, and Victorian and Brutalist architecture. We have a rich literary history and support a vibrant diversity of artists and authors. The Common fosters regional creative spirit while stitching together a national and international community through publishing literature and art from around the world, bringing readers into a common space.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148355687
  • Publisher: The Common Foundation
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,128,343
  • File size: 774 KB

Meet the Author

BENJAMIN ANASTAS

is the author of two novels, An Underachiever’s Diary (Dial) and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance (FSG), and the memoir Too Good to Be True (New Harvest/HMH). Other work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Bookforum, The Yale Review, and The Best American Essays 2012. He teaches literature at Bennington College and is also on the core faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars.


POLINA BARSKOVA

comes from Saint Petersburg and is the author of eight books of poems that have garnered national awards in Russia. Two collections of her poetry, in English translations, appeared recently: This Lamentable City and The Zoo in Winter. She teaches Russian literature at Hampshire College and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.


ESTHER BELL

is the Art Editor of The Common.


REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS

is the author of A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison and a poetry collection, Shahid Reads His Own Palm, winner of the 2010 Beatrice Hawley Award.


PAULA BOHINCE

is the author of two poetry collections: Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods and The Children.


HISHAM BUSTANI

was born in 1975 in Amman, Jordan. He has three published collections of short fiction: Of Love and Death, The Monotonous Chaos of Existence, and The Perception of Meaning. In 2009, the German review Inamo chose him as one of the Arab world’s emerging and influential new writers. English translations of his stories have appeared in The Saint Ann’s Review and World Literature Today.

LUIS CALLEJAS

is a Colombian architect, former founding partner of Paisajes Emergentes, and now director of LCLA Office. His practice is oriented toward new forms of public realms through environmental and territorial operations. Callejas is currently a lecturer in landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also the author of Pamphlet Architecture #33: Islands & Atolls, published in May 2013 by Princeton Architectural Press.


CATHERINE CIEPIELA

is a scholar and translator of modern Russian poetry. She is the author of a book on Marina Tsvetaeva and Boris Pasternak (The Same Solitude) and editor of two anthologies of Russian poems in translation, The Stray Dog Cabaret and Relocat
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