From Our Soundbooth | April 01, 2022

Hello and welcome to Miller Aud-cast, the Missouri Review podcast where we listen to and discuss the finalists for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize. Thank you for being here, wherever here is, for episode 53, featuring the latest finalist for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize in Prose, “Clarity,” from M.M. Kaufman.

M.M. Kaufman splits her time between New Orleans and Georgia. She earned an MFA in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and holds a Fulbright Scholarship for her time teaching in Indonesia. She is the Managing Editor at Rejection Letters, reads for No Contact, manages social media for The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, the Saints & Sisters LGBTQ Festival, and Micro Podcast of Literary Hub. She has work published with Slush Pile Magazine, Memoir Mixtapes, The Normal School, Hobart, Shift, Metonym Journal, Sundog Lit, Orangeblush Zine, and Our Name is Amplify. Find her on Twitter @mm_kaufman, Instagram @mmkaufman, and on her website (She/Her.)

“Clarity” was originally published in Hobart.

Miller Aud-cast #54 is on its way, so stay tuned. Thanks as always to the outgoing Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize.

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