(un)common sense is a digital chapbook featuring stories about people forcibly displaced because of hatred, violence, war, poverty, climate change, and otherness. We hope to honor here immigrants, refugees, migrants, the exiled, and persecuted peoples, as well as those who provide(d) sanctuary—small and large—to those suffering from forced displacement.
This volume of (un)common sense is devoted to the theme of displacement and features prize-winning work by students at Fordham University in New York City. We dedicate this collection to the incomparable author and Fordham University professor Elizabeth Stone, who writes essays, collects oral histories of immigrants, studies family stories, and encourages her students to articulate what she calls the precious legacy of family narratives.
We hope to see many stories in this space, and invite you to become a curator of a volume with a particular theme. Please get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you might have in mind.
This chapbook is a publication of Welcome Table Press, an independent, nonprofit press dedicated to celebrating and publishing the essay, in all its forms. Welcome Table Press is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by the generosity of writers and readers. To view the first iteration of (un)common sense, published on the day of the presidential inauguration in January 2017, please click here.
For this volume, the curator was Kim Dana Kupperman.
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