Violent Currents and Heads on Fire: Readings by Scott Mitchel May, Adam Ai, and Claire Taylor
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.
Mint syrup, violent currents, and glossy suds. This episode holds a lens up to everyday life and examines the profound effect of changed perspective.
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First up is a piece whose speaker distances himself from his head and his body—the result both discordant and humorous. It’s called “Headcase.” It was written by Scott Mitchel May and published by Stone of Madness Press.
Our next piece is a poem as brief as it is filled with love. It’s called “The Prayer That Moves Through All Things.” It was written by Adam Ai and published in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.
Our final piece is both a practice in mindfulness and a rejection of it, as subtle tone shifts and all-too-familiar detail ask us to pay attention to the dishes. It’s called, “Resolve.” It was written by Claire Taylor and published in Serotonin.
Scott Mitchel May is a fiction writer living in Wisconsin, and his work has been featured in The Maryland Literary Review, Bending Genres, Ellipses Zine, Stone of Madness, and The Bear Creek Gazette, among others.
Adam Ai is a poet and US Army veteran from Los Angeles where he lives with a ghost and teaches the clock how to love.
Claire Taylor lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she writes for both adult and youth audiences.
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.