The Common Magazine

The Common Magazine

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Interviews with authors of pieces in The Common magazine. The Common is a literary organization whose mission is to deepen our individual and collective sense of place. Based at Amherst College, we aim to serve as a vibrant common space for the global exchange of ideas and experiences through three main areas of activity: publishing, public programming, and mentorship and education.

Tahir Annour, “Symphony of the South," The Common magazine (2024)

May 31, 2024

Symphony of the South

Mayada Ibrahim
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Mayada Ibrahim speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her translation of “Symphony of the South,” a short story by Tahir Annour that appears in…

Amanda Mei Kim, "California Obscura," The Common magazine (2023)

April 19, 2024

California Obscura

Amanda Mei Kim
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Amanda Mei Kim speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “California Obscura,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue, in a por…

Nayereh Doosti, “The Little One” The Common magazine (Nov, 2023)

March 1, 2024

The Little One

Nayereh Doosti
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Nayereh Doosti speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her story “The Little One,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue. Nayereh tal…

Leo Ríos, "Lencho," The Common magazine (2023)

January 26, 2024

Lencho

Leo Ríos
Hosted by Emily Everett

Leo Ríos speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his story “Lencho,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue, in a portfolio from the im…

Vix Gutierrez, "Don’t Step Off the Path" (The Common magazine, 2023)

December 29, 2023

Don’t Step Off the Path

Vix Gutierrez
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Vix Gutierrez speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Don’t Step Off the Path,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue. Vix …

Christopher Spaide, "Closure?" The Common Magazine (May 2023)

October 27, 2023

Closure?

Christopher Spaide
Hosted by Emily Everett

Christopher Spaide speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his poem “Closure?,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue. Chris talks ab…

Jake Lancaster, “Grace’s Folly," The Common Magazine (2023)

September 29, 2023

Graces Folly

Jake Lancaster
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Jake Lancaster speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his story “Grace’s Folly,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue. Jake talks a…

Ala Fox, "Ramadan in Saint-Denis" (The Common Magazine, Issue 25)

August 25, 2023

Ramadan in Saint-Denis

Ala Fox
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Ala Fox speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Ramadan in Saint-Denis,” which appears in The Common’s most recent issue. Ala talks a…

Matt Donovan, "Guy with a Gun" The Common Magazine (Fall, 2023)

July 21, 2023

Guy with a Gun

Matt Donovan
Hosted by Emily Everett
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Matt Donovan speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his prose poem “Guy with a Gun,” which appeared in The Common’s fall issue. Matt talks abou…

Gerardo Sámano Córdova, "Iceberg, Mine" The Common magazine (Fall, 2022)

June 16, 2023

Iceberg, Mine

Gerardo Sámano Córdova
Hosted by Emily Everett
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Gerardo Sámano Córdova speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his story “Iceberg, Mine,” which appears in The Common’s fall 2022 issue. Gerar…

Robin Lee Carlson, "Reading the Ashes," The Common Magazine (Fall, 2022)

May 26, 2023

Reading the Ashes

Robin Lee Carlson
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Robin Lee Carlson speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Reading the Ashes,” which appears in The Common’s fall 2022 issue. Robin ta…

Sindya Bhanoo, “Tsunami Bride” The Common magazine (Fall, 2022)

November 18, 2022

Tsunami Bride

Sindya Bhanoo
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Sindya Bhanoo speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her story “Tsunami Bride,” which appears in The Common’s new fall issue. Sindya talks abou…

Meera Nair, "The Desire Tree," The Common magazine (Fall, 2022)

November 4, 2022

The Desire Tree

Meera Nair
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Meera Nair speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “The Desire Tree,” which appears in The Common’s new fall issue. Meera talks about …

Ellen Doré Watson, “In Which Raging Weather is a Gift," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

October 14, 2022

In Which Raging Weather is a Gift

Ellen Doré Watson
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Ellen Doré Watson speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her poem “In Which Raging Weather is a Gift,” which appears in The Common’s spring iss…

Jane Satterfield, "Letter to Emily Brontë," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

September 30, 2022

Letter to Emily Brontë

Jane Satterfield
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Jane Satterfield speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her poem “Letter to Emily Brontë,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. Jane tal…

Liesl Schwabe, "The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

August 19, 2022

The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road

Liesl Schwabe
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Liesl Schwabe speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “The Marching Bands of Mahatma Gandhi Road,” which appears in The Common’s sprin…

Ben Stroud, “Three Omens of Federico da Montefeltro," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

August 5, 2022

Three Omens of Federico da Montefeltro

Ben Stroud
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Ben Stroud speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his story “Three Omens of Federico da Montefeltro,” which appears in The Common’s spring issu…

Anu Kumar, “The Woman in the Well," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

July 22, 2022

The Woman in the Well

Anu Kumar
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Anu Kumar speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “The Woman in the Well,” which appears in The Common’s spring issue. Anu talks about…

Suhail Matar, "Granada," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

July 8, 2022

Granada

Suhail Matar
Hosted by Emily Everett

Palestinian writer Suhail Matar speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his story “Granada,” translated by Amika Fendi. The story appears in The…

Mark Kyungsoo Bias, "Adoption Day," The Common magazine (Spring, 2022)

June 24, 2022

Adoption Day

Mark Kyungsoo Bias
Hosted by Emily Everett

Mark Kyungsoo Bias speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about his poem “Adoption Day,” which appears in The Common’s new spring issue. Mark talks a…