Lauren Milici is a poet, writer, and pop culture connoisseur based in Metro Detroit. Teresa Douglas is a Mexican-American woman writing from Vancouver, B.C. torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk, 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and author of Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions, 2020).
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Constellations, animal bones, and angry colonies. This episode includes microfiction and poetry that casts an array of small particles across a canvas and finds meaning in the space between. Enjoy.
First up is a poem With a certain level of distance from the narrators own emotion- except for the title. It’s called “Okay, Florida.” It was written by Lauren Milici and published by Longleaf Review. Enjoy.
“Okay, Florida” by Lauren Milici in Longleaf Review
Lauren Milici is a poet, writer, and pop culture connoisseur based in Metro Detroit. You can find her on social media at @motelsiren, or on her website at laurenmilici.com.
Our second piece is—by contrast—is so filled with emotion that it makes a physical manifestation, vivid and unsettling. It’s called “Spores.” It was written by Teresa Douglas and published by Bombfire. Enjoy.
“Spores” by Teresa Douglas in Bombfire
Teresa Douglas is a Mexican-American woman writing from Vancouver, B.C. You can find her on social media at @TeresaReport, or on her website at teresamdouglas.com.
Our final piece is a prose poem at once epic and specific, modern and mythological. It’s called “Phlebotomy, as Told by the Skin.” It was written by torrin a. greathouse and was originally published in her debut poetry collection, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, published by Milkweed Editions. Enjoy.
torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk, 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and author of Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, published by Milkweed Editions in 2020. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @tagreathouse, or on her website torringreathouse.com.
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