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 17, 2021 15 min
Aerik Francis is a Queer Black Latinx poet and teaching artist born and based in Denver, Colorado. Aliya White is a current college student majoring in biology. Kemi Alabi is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, April 2022) and was selected by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the Academy of American Poets FirstContinue reading "Juneteenth+Pride Special: Francis x White x Alabi"
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Tejashree Murugan is a writer and student of biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Mingpei Li’s poems have been published most recently in Waxwing and Muzzle Magazine and have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Jason B Crawford is a poet born in Washington DC and raised in Lansing, Michigan. (Transcript)Continue reading "Murugan x Li x Crawford"
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June 10, 2021 10 min
Julie A. Larick is a college student from Ohio who enjoys sewing, thrifting, and poeming. Christopher Bowen is a Midwestern, forty-something author, chef, and librarian. Lindsey is a writer who lives with her daughter in Upstate South Carolina and works on staff as a nonfiction editor for Red Fez.  (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcastContinue reading "Larick x Bowen x Heatherly"
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June 6, 2021 10 min
L. P. Melling currently writes from the East of England, UK, with his work appearing in such places as Typehouse, The Molotov Cocktail, and Frozen Wavelets. Hema Nataraju is a Singapore-based writer and mom of two. C. T. Salazar is a Latinx poet and librarian from Mississippi.  (Transcript) Welcome to Micro, a podcast for shortContinue reading "Melling x Nataraju x Salazar"
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June 3, 2021 13 min
Rachel Ranie Taube is a fabulist writer whose work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, and The Millions, and won the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award. Katherine Gleason writes in a number of genres and spends a lot of time with cats. Rachel A.G. Gilman is the Creator/Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Creature, a columnistContinue reading "Taube x Gleason x Gilman"
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May 30, 2021 9 min
Josh Dale is a mountainous Pennsylvanian that loves cats and publishing books. Rachel Wiley is a Queer, Bi-Racial, Feminist Poet from Ohio. Christopher Gonzalez is the author of I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat: Stories. (Transcript) Welcome to Micro. A podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins. In this episode,Continue reading "Dale x Wiley x Gonzalez"
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May 27, 2021 10 min
Alexis Briscuso is a writer, film critic, and radio host living in Brooklyn. K.B. Carle lives and writes outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a flock of geese, one very shy gopher, two spies disguised as vultures, several cardinals, and her nemesis, a nosey, obnoxious woodpecker. Alex Dimitrov is a poet in New York.  Links andContinue reading "Briscuso x Carle x Dimitrov"
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May 23, 2021 12 min
Carleton Whaley is an incoming MFA candidate at Goddard College, and spilled coffee everywhere during the first take of this recording. M. M. Kaufman lives in New Orleans where she earned an MFA in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop. Matt Bell’s next novel, Appleseed, is forthcoming from Custom House in July 2021.Continue reading "Whaley x Kaufman x Bell"
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May 20, 2021 11 min
Tara Isabel Zambrano is a writer of color and author of Death, Desire, And Other Destinations from Okay Donkey Press. Paula Harris lives in Aotearoa/New Zealand; her writing has been published in various journals, including The Sun, Hobart, Passages North, and Aotearotica. David Naimon is a writer of prose and poetry, and host of theContinue reading "Zambrano x Harris x Naimon"
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May 16, 2021 10 min
Rita Feinstein is a poet and fiction writer whose work has appeared in Grist, Willow Springs, and Sugar House, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and Best New Poets. Blake Levario is a phlebotomist who lives in San Antonio, TX; he studies poetry in the MFA program at New York University. OllieContinue reading "Feinstein x Levario x Schminkey"
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Siân Griffiths edits flash for American Short Fiction and short stories for Barrelhouse. Pascale Potvin is the Editor-in-Chief of Wrongdoing Magazine and on staff for many other publications. Christopher Allen is the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. Links and Info: Siân Griffiths “Fistful” Twitter: @BorrowedHorses Website: sbgriffiths.com American Short Fiction: americanshortfiction.org (Facebook: @americanshortfiction; Insta...
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Amy Barnes is an associate editor for Fractured Lit with work published in FlashBack Fiction, Popshot Quarterly, and elsewhere. Lori Sambol Brody writes from Southern California and has been published in Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, New Orleans Review, the Best Small Fictions anthology, and elsewhere. Abbie Barker is a fiction writer and creative writing instructor livingContinue reading "Mother’s Day Special: Barnes x Brody x...
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May 6, 2021 11 min
Mary Lynn Reed lives in upstate New York where she splits her time between teaching mathematics, writing fiction, and co-editing the online literary journal MoonPark Review with her wife, Lesley Weston. Exodus Oktavia Brownlow is a Blackhawk, Mississippi native and writer. Susmita Bhattacharya is a writer and teacher originally from Mumbai, now living in Winchester,Continue reading "Reed x Brownlow x Bhattacharya"
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May 2, 2021 11 min
Nick Olson is the author of Here’s Waldo and Editor-in-Chief of (mac)ro(mic). Noa Covo’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Jellyfish Review, Passages North, Waxwing and elsewhere. Tyler Barton is the author of the story collection, Eternal Night at the Nature Museum, forthcoming from Sarabande Books in November, 2021.? Links and Info: NickContinue reading "Olson x Covo x Barton"
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April 29, 2021 13 min
Rachel Reeher is a writer from the Carolinas, with work in SmokeLong Quarterly, Sporklet, and elsewhere.? I.S. Jones’s chapbook, Spells Of My Name, is forthcoming with Newfound in 2021. Rajiv Mohabir is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Links and Info: Rachel Reeher “Tea Party” Twitter: @RachelReeher Spork Press:Continue reading "Reeher x Jones x Mohabir"
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April 25, 2021 10 min
Marilyn Duarte’s work has appeared in various print and online journals, most recently, Emerge Literary Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, and (mac)ro(mic). Cath Barton is an English writer who has had two novellas published and is currently working on a third, as well as pieces of flash fiction betwixt and between. Jessica Evans is the Editor-in-Chief of TwinContinue reading "Duarte x Barton x Evans"
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Vic Nogay is an Ohio writer anatomizing her traumas in the shared space between poetry and prose. Rena Su is a seventeen-year-old poet and the author of Preparing Dinosaurs for Mass Extinction published by ZED Press in Summer 2021. André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life published by PenguinContinue reading "Earth Day Special: Nogay x Su x Naffis-Sahely x Nezhukumatathil"
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April 18, 2021 9 min
Melissa Llanes Brownlee is a native Hawaiian writer living in Japan. Matt Mitchell is intersex as hell and wrote The Neon Hollywood Cowboy published by Big Lucks in 2021. Kathy Fish’s most recent work may be found in the Norton Reader, Copper Nickel, Washington Square Review, and is forthcoming in Ploughshares. Links and Info: MelissaContinue reading "Brownlee x Mitchell x Fish"
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April 15, 2021 11 min
DL Shirey lives in Portland, Oregon and has over 60 stories published. Jay Miller is a Montreal poet, editor, book reviewer, translator, and former copy- and technical writer. Jamy Bond’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Barren Magazine, Flash Frog, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Wigleaf, The Sun, and The Rumpus. Links and Info:Continue reading "Shirey x Miller x Bond"
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April 11, 2021 10 min
Kristin Tenor is the flash-fiction editor at CRAFT and has work in Bending Genres, Emerge Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Anita Goveas is British-Indian, based in London and her flash fiction collection Families and Other Natural Disasters is available from Reflex Press. Grace Q. Song is a poetry and fiction writer whose work has been includedContinue reading "Tenor x Goveas x Song"
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