Amherst steps up its uncommon commitment to The Common

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:32 PM

The release on May 11 of the seventh issue of The Common, the rapidly growing print and online literary magazine based at Amherst College, marks increased college support for the magazine.

Jennifer Acker ’00

Print Makes a Stand

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In Search of a 'Modern Sense of Place'

’00 alumna and editor Jennifer Acker spoke at length about the college’s new literary magazine, The Common, in this Q&A with the high-profile higher education publication.

Literary Locavore

Editor's note: In the print version of this article, the title ZYZZYVA is misspelled several times. The spelling has been corrected in the online version, below. We apologize for the error.

In 1985 Howard Junker ’61 started a literary journal with a funny name. He’s still—for a few more months—slogging through the slush pile.

By Jennifer Acker ’00

Poet, Critic and Editor Dan Chiasson '93