Two-time Lambda Literary fellow and co-editor of The Common‘s Issue 26 Miguel M. Morales offers these words to consider as we head into a season of feasting and celebration: “our farmworking hands helped harvest the feast.” The Common is a Whiting Award-winning literary magazine based out of Amherst College, and their latest issue features a portfolio of work from Latinx farmworkers, exploring issues of labor, immigration, identity, and “the farming culture that once coursed through the valley where Amherst is now located,” as David Applefield fellow Sam Spratford writes in the magazine’s opening essay. Issue 26 also features a new translated story from O. Henry Prize-winner Amar Mitra, a haunting essay about coming of age in 1990s Yugoslavia, and a poem from Whiting Award-winner Rickey Laurentiis, “Tall Lyric for Palestine (Or, The Harder Thinking).”
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