Bread Beat

The poems and stories featured on Bread Beat have been selected from Sliced Bread's pool of accepted pieces.  Our readers consist of the writers themselves as well as the staff of Sliced Bread. 

Bread Beat 2017-2018

  "Wash," Sara Usha Maillacheruvu, Winter 2018

"Wash," Sara Usha Maillacheruvu, Winter 2018

Welcome to the new, revamped Bread Beat! Special thanks to Monica Rae Brown, our Bread Beat Editor, for planning and producing these, our first new episodes since 2015!

Enjoy this special preview of our forthcoming Autumn 2018 issue with Sara Maillacheruvu’s stunning, contemplative “Paul’s Poem”.

Listen to Sliced Bread's own Mike Wiley read his poem about a girl, a cigar, and something melancholy floating on the wind. Special thanks to Nora Spadoni for recording.

Tune in to the dulcet tones of Zane Rossi reading from "slim white fish", which won Sliced Bread Magazine's 2017 Summer Story Prize! 

Bread Beat 2014-2016




We present our beer-themed Bread Beat episode. Jake Bittle reads his piece, "Do you really like the taste of PBR," and Jared Simon reads his piece, "Commence Beer Universe." Both of these pieces were published in our Spring 2015 issue.





Featuring "ANT" by Alexandra Levitas and "Why I am Not Afraid of the Dark. Alternatively: A Pseudo-Sestina" by Rosemarie Ho.





Miles White reads his poem "Untitled," then chats with our host Hadar about young love.




"Isis the Lightning Catcher," by Michaela Cross, is read in a special radio-play adaptation with Hadar Lazar as Isis and Ezer Smith as Richard.