Taking Flight: Listen to Readings by Abby Manzella, Eleonora Balsano, and Sarosh Nandwani
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.
Bell and Watson, Watson and Bell, metamorphoses, and taking flight. In this episode, three winged pieces describe the pressure, and subversion, of expectation.
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In our first piece, a childlike wish for superpower is granted, but everything is not as it seems. It’s called “Lepidoptera,” written by Abby Manzella and published by Catapult.
Our second piece is structured as a series of scientific facts, allowing for the listener to extrapolate significance really from what’s left unsaid. Written by Eleonora Balsano and published in Retreat West, it’s called “Holometabolous.”
Published in pidgeonholes, our third and final piece is nonfiction, containing angels, mustaches, and the isolation of being cast as “other.” It’s called “Constructing Gender,” and it was written by Sarosh Nandwani.
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.
Abby Manzella is the author of Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Internal Displacements, which won the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Book Award, and her work has been published by venues such as Literary Hub, Electric Lit, Colorado Review, and the Boston Globe. You can find her on Twitter at @abbymanzella or on her website abbymanzella.weebly.com.
Eleonora Balsano is a journalist and writer in Brussels, EU. You can find her on Twitter at @norami.
Sarosh Nandwani works as an engineer, reads for the Longleaf Review, writes poetry and creative non-fiction, and loves experimenting with her curly hair. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @saroshnandwani.