Triple Pointers and McJordans: Readings by Michael Wheaton, K-Ming Chang, and Dorothy Chan
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.
Watermelon rinds and baby’s breath, triple pointers and McJordans. We’re back with an Editor Edition, a periodic episode in which the editors of small journals and presses read their own work, published in a different small press or journal. We love these episodes because we get to highlight multiple journals and the people behind them, many of whom, like us, do this work because they love it.
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Our first piece, written in a single sentence, encapsulates both a fragile moment and the writerly urge to describe it. Written by Michael Wheaton and published in Complete Sentence Lit, it’s called “Touching My Sleeping Baby’s Fingers, I Feel I Could Write Instead.”
Our second piece is actually two separate micros by K-Ming Chang, published in pidgeonholes. Hunger, desire, and generational wisdom intersect with violence and animals in these pieces, and we highly recommend the accompanying interview on the pidgeonholes website.
Our third and final piece serves us McDonald’s with a side of 90s nostalgia, and leaves us craving more Dorothy Chan poetry. It’s called “Triple Sonnet for Dennis Rodman #91, on my Television Screen” and was published in AAWW’s The Margins.
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.
Michael Wheaton is the editor of Autofocus, the host of its podcast The Lives of Writers, and a writer of his own whose work has appeared previously in Diagram, Hobart, Bending Genres, Burrow Press Review, Rejection Letters, and The Daily Drunk. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @wheaton3000, or on his website at mwheaton.net.
K-Ming Chang is the author of the novel Bestiary and the forthcoming short story collection Gods of Want. You can find her at her website at kmingchang.com.
Dorothy Chan is the author of Babe (Diode Editions 2021). You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @dorothykchan, or on her website at dorothypoetry.com.