Read the Commonline Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn and an essay from Michael Cirelli, the Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and the author of Vacations on the Black Star Line, about hip-hop poetics, race & the ivory tower.
Check out ‘NINA SING’, a lyrical poem by Ra Scionas well as new poetry from Howie Good, Elizabeth Kate Switaj, William Doreski, James Robison, Ivan Jenson, M.P. Powers, John Grochalski, among many others.

Take two minutes and read ‘THE RIVER’, a new piece of micro-fiction by Charles Watts.
Also take in ‘MUD’, a piece of micro- fiction by Caleb JW Brasset.

Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman reviews Garry Thomas Morse’s ‘After Jack’ and
‘Geisha Smoke Break’ @ Venture77

Julie M. Tate considers the merits of the online journal Quick Fiction.

Plus, we give a nod of our head to the triumphs of Underground hip hop and attempt to shed some light on Youtube’s historical side.

Forthcoming in Commonline: ‘LEAP’ by Jennifer Hurley, ‘LAST NOTE’ by Justin Hyde, ‘ON WHY I QUIT USING’ by Christopher Locke,  and ‘CROSSWORD CANNIBAL IN C-MAJOR’ by Kyle Hemmings.
Read a letter from the publisher (Coming Soon!).
  • Commonline Interview: Spoken-Word Poet
    Anis Mojgani
    We’ve all been urged to say something, to speak something dynamic into existence. To spit raw emotion from deep within our chests and off…
  • Commonline Interview: Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn
    — Photo by Matt Valentine A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the work of New Jersey based poet Stephen Dunn, handing me a …
  • The McLean Review
    Ben Stainton The Jealousies BeWrite Press Ben Stainton’s new collection The Jealousies published by BeWrite Press is a colelction of restra…
  • The Seminal Transmission of Orphic Ghosts: Garry Thomas Morse’s ‘After Jack‘ Reviewed
    After Jack by Garry Thomas Morse Talonbooks, 184 pages, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0-88922-630-2 Reviewed by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman Cover: The ma…
    by Rebecca Wolff (2009 Pushcart Prize Nominee)
    Man Tits Look at that pair, on the one over there. He’s young, skinny, low muscle tone, poor, white, under- educated . . . not looking at …
  • Commonline Interview: Hip-Hop Artist & Activist Immortal Technique
    Interview by Stephen C. Webster DALLAS, TX – America is in a state of revolution. There’s a whiff of change in the air, subtly affecting ev…
    by James Robison
    The rebel angels have done their work. A water moccasin esses in the condo’s aqua pool, a wobbly black stroke. Against the storm sky’s ink b…
  • Poetry by PJ Price |
    Bye See You Never! Bye See You Never! I say to him Tired of your games and falseness I walk away satisfied at the look of confusion in his …