Sugar Skulls and Birds’ Blood: Readings by Claire Denson, Evan Williams, and Ed Grabianowski
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.
Burrowers and bread crumbs, sugar skulls and birds’ blood. In this episode, survival meets decay, and desire gets gory.
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Our first piece is a love poem (of sorts) by Claire Denson titled “If You Have to Die, Let Me” published in Spork Press. Love? Obsession? You decide.
Our second piece, by Evan Williams, may be imagined in its entirety. At least, we hope so. Published in Hobart After Dark (HAD), it’s called “Ted.”
Our third and final piece, written by Ed Grabianowski, is called “A Little Bit at a Time.” Detailing one person and her many scars, it tells a story of an apocalyptic world.
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.
Claire Denson is a Brooklyn-based book publicity manager, editor, and poet whose work appears in the Minnesota Review, Massachusetts Review, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. You can find her on Instagram at @clur_, on Twitter at @shmaireshmen, or on her website at clairedenson.com.
Evan Williams is a Midwestern poet and essayist studying at the University of Chicago where he writes on topics ranging from masculinity to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. You can find him on Twitter at @evansquilliams, or on his website.
Ed Grabianowski is a freelance writer and the singer in a band called Spacelord. You can find him on Twitter at @robotviking, or on his website at robotviking.com.