Tejashree Murugan is a writer and student of biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Mingpei Li’s poems have been published most recently in Waxwing and Muzzle Magazine and have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Jason B Crawford is a poet born in Washington DC and raised in Lansing, Michigan.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
This episode features pieces that loosely or explicitly involve dancing—dancing in spite of the world, dancing into another realm, and even skipping high school dances.
Up first is a piece of prose whose beautiful description of simile and song creates an entire surreal world, and the title lends itself to the turn that happens near the end. It’s called “Stockholm Syndrome”. It was written by Tejashree Murugan and published by The Aurora Journal in Spring 2021. Enjoy!
Tejashree Murugan is a writer and student of biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Her work has been published in a variety of publications and she’s currently working on a novel about a group of time-traveling thieves. You can find her on Twitter @earth2tj
This next piece is something of a high school reunion, launching the past into the present. Not quite nostalgic, but not entirely free of memory. It’s called “Outtake”. It was written by Mingpei Li and published by HAD on March 28, 2021. Enjoy!
Mingpei Li’s poems have been published most recently in Waxwing and Muzzle Magazine and have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @biaryl, or on her website at mingpeili.tumblr.com.
Our final piece is a heartbreaking poem that juxtaposed sound and imagery; we recommend that you check out the form on the page. It’s called “Unicorn Kidz Dance Under the Moonlight, Too”. It was written by Jason Crawford and published by Split Lip Magazine on June 14, 2020. Enjoy!
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