The Miller Aud-cast | January 28, 2021

Hi there, readers, writers, & friends. For the third episode of the Aud-cast today, we present Karyna McGlynn’s humor piece, “My 3rd 9am Appointment with the University’s Writer-in-Residence.” A deft blend of precise satire and controlled absurdism, “My 3rd 9am Appointment…” revels in exposing the self-Romanticizing narcissism of its speaker, gently suggesting the harm he is capable of without straying from being truly funny.

Karyna McGlynn is a writer, educator, and collagist living in Memphis, TN. She is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande 2009) and Hothouse (Sarabande 2017), which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She earned an MFA in Poetry from University of Michigan and a PhD in Creative Writing & English Literature from the University of Houston. Recent honors include the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a visiting professorship at Oberlin College, the 2020 Rumi Prize in Poetry from Arts & Letters, and the 2020 Florida Review Editors’ Award in Fiction. She’s currently working on a book about Kate Bush and co-editing the anthology Clever Girl: Witty Poetry by Women. Find her at or on instagram/twitter @karynamcglynn.

The Miller Aud-cast is the re-envisioning of the Miller Audio Prize. Submissions for the 2021 prize are open now through Submittable. Learn all about it here: