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.
Welcome to Micro. A podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
In this episode, revelations and realizations abound—on relationships, self-image, jaguars, hurricanes, and an appeal to higher powers.
In this first piece, though a fixture through the years, the turquoise bust of a jaguar reveals more about a relationship than the speaker realizes. It’s called “The Turquoise Tiger”. It was written by Josh Dale and published by Maudlin House on September 22, 2020. Enjoy.
In this next piece, the wedding dream begins to deflate in this vivid and personal poem. Wait for the turn in this love story—you won’t regret it.
It’s called “Burying My Husband”. It was written by Rachel Wiley and appears in her book titled Fat Girl Finishing School, published by Button Poetry in 2020. Enjoy.
“Burying My Husband” (print only) by Rachel Wiley from Button Poetry
Rachel Wiley is a Queer, Bi-Racial, Feminist Poet from Ohio. You can find her on Instagram at DangerouslyInChub.
For our final piece, at just ninety words, every moment in this dense microfiction is vital, converging memory and action in a powerful and devastating final line.
It’s called “In the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria”. It was written by Christopher Gonazalez and published by HAD on October 6, 2020. Enjoy.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes. You can find all of the information about this episode’s writers, their featured work, and the publications where they were published in the show notes.
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