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Podcast EDF082: Ugly • by Meera Jhala • read by Folly Blaine

Listen to “Ugly” by Meera Jhala, read by Folly Blaine:


Meera Jhala remembers writing her first poem at age six. At some point, she got detoured from creative writing. She did a PhD, became a science professor, stopped being a science professor, got married — and started writing again. In addition to Every Day Fiction and Every Day Poets, her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington Pastime, Flashquake and a variety of other publications.

Folly Blaine is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

“Ugly” by Meera Jhala was originally published on June 21, 2012.

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Podcast EDF082: Ugly • by Meera Jhala • read by Folly Blaine, 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
Posted on September 10, 2012 in Podcasts
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5 Responses to “Podcast EDF082: Ugly • by Meera Jhala • read by Folly Blaine”


  1. Izzy David Says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    A poignant story. The writer managed to make the bully sympathetic, quite a feat.

  2. Marg E Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Everyone has encountered a bully this story made me think and challenged my preconceived ideas about these damaged individuals. I will watch for more from Meera Jhala.

  3. Meera Jhala Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Thanks folks. It was wonderful to hear Folly’s reading; I think she added a lot to the story.

  4. Samantha Memi Says:
    March 10th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Wonderful story. Well done Meera and Folly.

  5. Meera Jhala Says:
    March 11th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Thank you, Samantha. :)

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