Read Weird, Episode 03: “The Botanist’s House” by Kathryn Davis

Hey hey, it’s another episode of the Read Weird podcast! Join us every other week for a conversation about writing, reading, and teaching weird and experimental fiction.

In this episode, we discuss an excerpt of Kathryn Davis’s novel The Silk Road, titled “The Botanist’s House”, and guest contributor Vanessa Wang recounts her formative experience reading Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Weird Read of the Week
In this episode, we discussed an excerpt of Kathryn Davis’s in-progress novel The Silk Road, “The Botanist’s House“, which appears in Conjunctions 68: Inside Out (Spring 2017). Davis’s previous novels include DuplexThe Thin Place, and Versailles, among others.

Weirdest Read of All/First Weird
This week’s First Weird was the novel Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, presented by Vanessa Wangwhose writing has appeared in Luna Luna, Everyday Fiction, Asian Fortune magazine, and Kweli, among others. Her short story “La Rambla” won the 2015 Bethesda Magazine Short Story and Essay Contest.

Also mentioned in this episode:
The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington, Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Levy,  Tweets of Old

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