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.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Birdflocks, Youtube tutorials, and the right way to play with fire. In this episode, experience the side effects of change.
Our first piece takes us through wilderness, vines, and something even more dangerous. Written by Tarriona Tank Ball and published in her new book titled “Vulnerable AF” from Simon & Schuster. It’s called “Survival Guide.” Enjoy.
Hailing from New Orleans, Tarriona “Tank” Ball is a Grammy-nominated author, poet and frontwoman of the band Tank and The Bangas. You can find her on Instagram at @thinktank20, on Facebook at Tarriona Tank Ball, or on her website at readpoetry.com/tarriona-ball/.
Our second piece is a gentle meditation on the nature of being. Titled “we are invited to climb,” this poem was written by Andrew Yoon and published in his new book with the same name. Enjoy.
Andrew Yoon is a New York-based Korean-American artist involved in music, poetry, and computers. He can be found online at andrewyoon.art.
Our third and final piece is an intimate letter that we are lucky to overhear. Written by Ryan Skaryd and published in Autofocus, it’s called “To My Student Who Thinks He Will Be Disowned If He Tells His Parents He Wants to Do Drag.” Enjoy.
Ryan Skaryd is the co-host of the Autofocus literary podcast; his chapbook “bottle rockets” was released in 2019 by ZED Press.
Thank y’all so much for listening. Micro is edited and curated by the wonderful Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by plain old me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by the talented Matt Ordes.
You can find more of our shows on LitHub, our website at micropodcast.org, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And definitely check out our new interview series with Kirsten Reneau called 5Qs with Kirsten. She talks to writers about their pieces featured on the show and it’s short and sweet, just the way we like it.
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