Late Greats: Readings of Emily Dickinson, Robert Herrick, William Butler Yeats, Kobayashi Issa, and Virginia Woolf
From Micro, a Podcast for Short But Powerful Writing
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.
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.
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Our first piece, titled “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” was written by Emily Dickinson and brought to us by Amy Lyons.
In our second piece, Josh Hagy reads Robert Herrick‘s brief yet expansive poem “Dreams.”
Our third piece is “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by William Butler Yeats, read by Rachel Trousdale.
In this next piece, Jade Hawk lends his voice to Kobayashi Issa‘s haiku “This Dewdrop World.”
Read by Daniel DeRock, our final piece is from the late, great, Virginia Woolf, titled “Blue & Green.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jade Hawk is a meat popsicle. You can find him on his website at thepeoplesppe.org.
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.