We offered to send a print copy of Birkensnake 7 — an object that nearly destroyed us in the making — for the price of a recording of your voice reading a story, any story you like in the whole world. We present these recordings here.
Separately, we began to assemble a team of experts to record the stories of Birkensnake 7 itself. We present these recordings here as well. There are still a few more to come, because experts are sometimes busy.
Is it still possible to receive a print copy of Birkensnake 7 by adding your voice to this gallery of voices? Yes, it is.
From Birkensnake 7
- “Housesitter,” by David Rice. Coming soon.
- “Variations of Thomas and Viola,” by Patty Yumi Cottrell. Read by Carol Samson.
- “Goodbye, Wayne,” by Vincent Poturica. Read by Festival.
- “Skyscraper,” by Vi Khi Nao. Coming soon.
- “The Blood House,” by Mujanju Mark. Read by Alec Thibodeau, with assistance from Joel Thibodeau.
- “Draughts,” by Rolli. Read by Daniel and Bingle under the direction of Andrew Bourne.
- “Sexual Cannibalism,” by Rahul Kanakia. Read by Benedicto Bonadeo.
- “A Marriage of True Minds,” by Samantha Memi. Read by John Cayley.
- “I, Y’know Who, Having Stepped into Well Street,” by Ahimaaz Rajesh. Read by Micaela Morrissette.
- “Stereo,” by Jen Denrow. Read by Lily Hoang.
From the World
- “The Stone Sky,” by Italo Calvino. Read by Arthur Boyle.
- “The Kool-Aid Wino,” by Richard Brautigan. Read by Carson Lovett.
- “The Color Master,” by Aimee Bender. Read by Audrey Morgan.
- “The Quest,” by Saki. Read by Adele Jackson.
- “This Person,” from No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July. Read by Emily Soreghan.
- “Tod and Copper,” from The Fox and the Hound, by Walt Disney Productions. Read by Ray Tobey.
- “The Gypsies from the Part-Time Dance Studio Contracted a Not-So-Mysterious Rash,” by Dennis Scott Herbert. Read by Justin Eells.
- “About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her,” by Dave Eggers. Read by Lexi Allen.
- “The Necessary Enemy,” by Katherine Anne Porter. Read by MaryPage Evans.
- “Finding Your Church,” by Carla Sarett. First published in Jew: The Zine, Issue 3. Read by the author.
- “J.R.,” by Graham Johnson. Read by the author.
- “Blind Date,” by Lydia Davis. Read by Celeste Cass.
- “The Unicorn Tapestry,” by Samuel Delany. Read by Bowen Mendenhall.
- “Farwell,” by Stuart Dybek. From The Coast of Chicago. Read by Scott Lyon.
- “Tally,” by M. F. K. Fisher. Read by Evelyn Hampton.
- “Shore of Lethe,” by Andy Greaser. Read by the author.
- “Araby,” by James Joyce. Read by Keltie Mechalski.
- “Kabakov’s Story,” by Ilya Kabakov, translated by Yelena Kalinsky. From Collective Actions. Read by Benny Lichtner.
- “She Unnames Them,” by Ursula K. LeGuin. Read by Aubrey Davis.
- “Born on Sunday,” by Mark Rigney. Read by the author.
- “One She Once Was,” by Deb Olin Unferth. Read by Rita Bullwinkel.
- “The Tale of the Shining Princess,” adapted by Sally Fisher from translation by Donald Keene. Read by d.
- “Dying Days of Treasure Spiders Everywhere,” by Alexander Zelenyj. Read by Euan Monaghan.
- The Family Circus, 25 Dec 2014, by Bil and Jeff Keane. Read by Mike Conn.
- “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge,” by Peter Orner. Read by Nate Rankin.