Micro

Micro

Micro features short, fresh pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and those strange-but-beautiful writings that defy classification. Dedicated and avid readers constantly search through literary journals to find new work for the show. Micro's mission is to elevate small works with big voices and the writers and publications behind them.

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June 28, 2022 11 min
Josh Sippie is a NYC-based writer. Amy Collier once saw Fabio at an airport. Krissy Howard is a New Mexico-based writer. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Minotaurs, career goals, and self-proclaimed “good dudes.” Today’s episode features three tongue-in-cheek comedy pieces, all with subjects thatContinue reading "Sippie x Collier x Howard"
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Kip Knott is a writer, teacher, photographer, and part-time art dealer living in Delaware, Ohio. Austin Ross’s fiction and essays have appeared in Hobart, HAD, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. R.S. Powers is a fiction writer. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Ceiling fans, spare rooms,Continue reading "Knott x Ross x Powers"
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June 14, 2022 8 min
Claire Denson is a Brooklyn-based book publicity manager, editor, and poet. Evan Williams is a Midwestern poet and essayist studying at the University of Chicago. Ed Grabianowski is a freelance writer and the singer in a band called Spacelord. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.Continue reading "Denson x Williams x Grabianowski"
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Amy Lyons writes fiction and nonfiction. Josh Hagy is a writer and high school English teacher from western Virginia. Rachel Trousdale is a poet and professor who teaches at Framingham State University. Jade Hawk is a meat popsicle. Daniel DeRock is an American fiction writer living in the Netherlands. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcastContinue reading "LATE GREATS: Lyons x Hagy x Trousdale x Hawk x DeRock"
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May 31, 2022 13 min
Michael Cunningham is the author of The Hours, among other novels. Amber Sparks is the author of And I Do Not Forgive You, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and the short story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies. Kirsten Reneau is a writer living in New Orleans. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcastContinue reading "Cunningham x Sparks x Reneau"
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Dave O’Leary is a writer and musician living in Seattle. Jillian Luft is a Brooklyn-based writer. Michael McGill is a poet from Edinburgh, Scotland. Jon Lindsey is the author of the novel BODY HIGH. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Ballads, hymns, and voices likeContinue reading "O’Leary x Luft x McGill x Lindsey"
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May 17, 2022 15 min
Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press. Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. Erin Calabria is a co-founding editor at Empty House Press. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Sumac trees,Continue reading "Ellis x Faulkner x Calabria"
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May 10, 2022 14 min
Hannah Grieco is a writer and editor in Washington, DC. Robin Rosen Chang is the author of the full-length poetry collection, The Curator’s Notes (Terrapin Books, 2021). Megan Pillow is co-editor of The Audacity. Elle Nash is the author of the short story collection Nudes and the novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books). (Transcript)Continue reading "Grieco x Chang x Pillow x Nash"
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May 3, 2022 8 min
Paula Harris lives in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Praise Osawaru is a writer and editor of Bini descent. Sarah McPherson is a Sheffield-based writer and poet. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Static, sweat, and butterflies. Sparks fly in this episode in an ode to shapes andContinue reading "Harris x Osawaru x McPherson"
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Michael Wheaton is the editor of Autofocus. K-Ming Chang is the author of the novel Bestiary and the forthcoming short story collection Gods of Want. Dorothy Chan is the author of BABE (Diode Editions 2021). (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Watermelon rinds and baby’sContinue reading "Editor Edition: Wheaton x Chang x Chan"
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April 19, 2022 9 min
Tarriona “Tank” Ball is a Grammy-nominated author, poet and frontwoman of the band Tank and The Bangas. Andrew Yoon is a New York-based Korean-American artist involved in music, poetry, and computers. Ryan Skaryd is the co-host of the Autofocus literary podcast; his chapbook “bottle rockets” was released in 2019 by ZED Press. (Transcript) Welcome toContinue reading "Ball x Yoon x Skaryd"
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April 12, 2022 13 min
Sihle Ntuli is a South African poet from Durban. Matthew Mastricova is a writer based in New York. Jaya Wagle is a former Indian expat and current U.S. citizen. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. Pressure cookers, arid soil, and too many Pokemon cards. ThisContinue reading "Ntuli x Mastricova x Wagle"
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April 5, 2022 12 min
Ross Showalter is a short-story writer, essayist, and critic based in the Pacific Northwest. Cheryl Pappas is the author of the flash fiction chapbook The Clarity of Hunger (2021). Celeste Chen writes in her living room, which smells like turpentine. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, DrewContinue reading "Showalter x Pappas x Chen"
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March 29, 2022 12 min
F. E. Clark lives in Scotland—she does not paint portraits. Tara Lynn Masih is author of the award-winning novel MY REAL NAME IS HANNA and editor of the acclaimed ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION. Danielle Rose is the author of at first & then and The History of Mountains. (Transcript) WelcomeContinue reading "Clark x Masih x Rose"
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March 22, 2022 9 min
Rodrick Minor is a MFA candidate at Randolph College, Best of Net nominee and Hurston/Wright Fellow. Anna Cabe is a Pinay American writer and assistant fiction editor for Split Lip Magazine. Tara Campbell’s fifth book, Cabinet of Wrath: A Doll Collection (2021), has no dinos, but does feature lots of creepy toys.  (Transcript) Welcome toContinue reading "Minor x Cabe x Campbell"
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Lisa Suhair Majaj is the author of the prize-winning poetry volume Geographies of Light, published by Del Sol Press. Jimmy Santiago Baca is a Chicano and Apache poet living in New Mexico. Jericho Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Deesha Philyaw is the author of the award-winning short story collection, The Secret Lives of ChurchContinue reading "Majaj x Baca x Brown x Philyaw x “Aysha”"
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February 2, 2022 3 min
An update from Team Micro.
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Meghan Phillips is the author of chapbook “Abstinence Only” and has stories in Best Microfiction 2019, 2020, and 2021. Zoe Contros Kearl is a writer and editor based in rural Vermont. J.B. Stone is a Neurodivergent/Autistic writer, slam poet, editor and literary critic from Brooklyn, now residing in Buffalo, NY. Kendra Fortmeyer lives and writesContinue reading "BACK FROM THE DEAD: Micro x HAD Halloween Special"
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October 24, 2021 9 min
Sean Pravica is a Californian writer and the author of Hold Still Fast, a collection of stories fifty words and under, and Stumbling Out the Stable, a novel. Patrick Roche is a queer poet, mental health advocate, and Carly Rae Jepsen enthusiast from New Jersey. George Saunders is the author of eleven books, including LincolnContinue reading "Pravica x Roche x Saunders"
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October 17, 2021 8 min
Scott Mitchel May is a fiction writer living in Wisconsin and his work has been featured in The Maryland Literary Review, Bending Genres, Ellipses Zine, Stone of Madness, and The Bear Creek Gazette, among others. Adam Ai is a poet and US Army veteran from Los Angeles where he lives with a ghost and teaches the clockContinue reading "May x Ai x Taylor"
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