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.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Drums and dewdrops, white moths and waves. They’re great, they’re late, and their words still echo among us. With pieces selected by our very own May May Kaufman, please enjoy our first “Late/Greats” episode. We have five pieces for you today — some you may know, and some you may not.
And for more about why she chose the pieces she did, here’s MayMay:
But first, before we get into the show, here’s MayMay to talk a bit about her choices for this episode:
Our first piece, titled “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” was written by Emily Dickinson and brought to us by Amy Lyons. Enjoy.
Amy Lyons writes fiction and nonfiction. You can find her on Twitter at @amykly, on Instagram at @amylyons9112, or on her website at amylyonswriter.com.
In our second piece, Josh Hagy reads Robert Herrick’s brief yet expansive poem, “Dreams.” Enjoy.
Josh Hagy is a writer and high school English teacher from western Virginia who spends his spare time in search of the perfect taco. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @The_Hagy23.
Our third piece is “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by William Butler Yeats, read by Rachel Trousdale. Enjoy.
Rachel Trousdale is a poet and professor who teaches at Framingham State University; her latest book is called Humor, Empathy and Community in Twentieth-Century American Poetry. You can find her on Twitter at @rvtrousdale, or on her website at racheltrousdale.com.
In this next piece, Jade Hawk lends his voice to Kobayashi Issa’s haiku, “This Dewdrop World.” Enjoy.
Jade Hawk is a meat popsicle. You can find him on his website at thepeoplesppe.org.
Read by Daniel DeRock, our final piece is from the late, great, Virginia Woolfe, titled “Blue & Green.” Enjoy.
Daniel DeRock is an American fiction writer living in the Netherlands whose work has appeared, among others, in Rejection Letters, Gone Lawn, and Reservoir Road. You can find him on Twitter at @daniel_derock.
And with that, we lay this episode to rest. This episode was specially curated by MayMay Kaufman, edited by Dylan Evers, and produced and hosted by me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes. In addition to curating the show, MayMay Kaufman also runs our social media.
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