Blood Oranges and Tea-Clogged Pipes: Listen to Food-Related Microfictions
Readings by Rachel Reeher, I.S. Jones, and Rajiv Mohabir
Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry read by the author.
This episode is loosely themed around cooking (and tea) like we’ve never seen it before. Despite having a common subject, these two poems and piece of microfiction are vastly different, employing the surreal, vivid repetition of color and imagery, and translation, each striking in a different way.
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This surreal microfiction leaves us wanting an Earl Grey, although we may never look at tea the same way again. It’s called “Tea Party.” It was written by Rachel Reeher and published by Spork Press.
Through the lens of cooking and eating, this next beautiful poem ties together family, love, pain, and the fragility of the body, the result both powerful and vivid. It’s called “Kitchen Work.” It was written by I.S. Jones and published by Honey Literary.
We’re honored to feature our first translated poem, in which Rajiv Mohabir reads different iterations of the same piece. We highly recommend that you read this translated poem as well as listen to each variation, its music, and the changes that occur. It’s called “Sita Ke Jhumar.” It was written by Rajiv Mohabir and published by SAAG Anthology.
Rachel Reeher is a writer from the Carolinas, with work in SmokeLong Quarterly, Sporklet, and elsewhere.
I.S. Jones’s chapbook, Spells Of My Name, is forthcoming with Newfound in 2021.
Rajiv Mohabir is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by Drew Hawkins. Theme song is by Matt Ordes. Follow the show on Twitter at @podcastmicro.