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.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
These three pieces are a blend of poetry and microfiction, all containing notes of discordant belonging, wanting to belong, or wanting to escape. They use a sense of place, through setting and imagery, to create these feelings.
This first piece is a brief and beautiful poem full of powerful imagery, depicting pilgrims and oranges, family and struggle. It’s called “Pomorandža”. It was written by Julie Larick and published by perhappened. Enjoy.
“Pomorandža” by Julie Larick in perhappened
Julie A. Larick is a college student from Ohio who enjoys sewing, thrifting, and poeming.
Up next, language is central to this piece of microfiction set in a construction site; rather than a barrier or an opportunity for connection, it’s used as an avenue for exploration. It’s called “I Speak Spanish from the Tops of Pyramids”. It was written by Christopher Bowen and published in Hobart on July 1, 2008. Enjoy.
“I Speak Spanish from the Tops of Pyramids” by Christopher Bowen in Hobart
Christopher Bowen is a Midwestern, forty-something author, chef, and librarian. You can find him on his website at burningriver.info.
Our final piece is a brief and rain-filled microfiction that blends various emotional ties to one highway, creating a rich and complicated story of two people and their relationship. It’s called “Highway 25”. It was written by Lindsey Heatherly and published by X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine. Enjoy.
“Highway 25” by Lindsey Heatherly in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
Lindsey is a writer who lives with her daughter in Upstate South Carolina and works on staff as a nonfiction editor for Red Fez. You can find her on Twitter at @rydanmardsey, on Instagram at @rydanmardsey, or on her website at r3dwillow.wixsite.com/rydanmardsey.
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