Survival, Drag, and Drag as Survival: Readings by Tarriona Tank Ball, Andrew Yoon, and Ryan Skaryd
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.
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Our first piece takes us through wilderness, vines, and something even more dangerous. Written by Tarriona Tank Ball and published in her new book titled “Vulnerable AF” from Simon & Schuster. It’s called “Survival Guide.”
Our second piece is a gentle meditation on the nature of being. Titled “we are invited to climb,” this poem was written by Andrew Yoon and published in his new book with the same name.
Our third and final piece is an intimate letter that we are lucky to overhear. Written by Ryan Skaryd and published in Autofocus, it’s called “To My Student Who Thinks He Will Be Disowned If He Tells His Parents He Wants to Do Drag.”
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.
Hailing from New Orleans, Tarriona “Tank” Ball is a Grammy-nominated author, poet and frontwoman of the band Tank and The Bangas. You can find her on Instagram at @thinktank20, on Facebook at Tarriona Tank Ball, or on her website at readpoetry.com/tarriona-ball/.
Andrew Yoon is a New York-based Korean-American artist involved in music, poetry, and computers. He can be found online at andrewyoon.art.
Ryan Skaryd is the co-host of the Autofocus literary podcast; his chapbook “bottle rockets” was released in 2019 by ZED Press.