Read Weird, Episode 6: “I Am A Knife” by Roxane Gay

Well, what do you know, 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 Roxane Gay‘s short story “I Am A Knife“, and guest contributor Daniel Knowlton talks about Jim Shepard’s short story collection Love and Hydrogen.

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Weird Read of the Week
In this episode, we discuss Roxane Gay‘s short story “I Am A Knife“, which first appeared in the Center for Fiction‘s Literarian, and which was included in her collection Difficult Women (2017). Roxane Gay is also the author of Ayiti (2011),  An Untamed State (2014),  Bad Feminist (2014), Black Panther: World of Wakanda (2016), and  Hunger (2017).

Weirdest Read of All/First Weird
This week’s First Weird is Love and Hydrogen by Jim Shepard, discussed by Daniel Knowlton. Dan is the Fiction Editor for Sakura Review. His writing has appeared in F(r)ictionLittle Fiction, and Up Literature,  and received a semester fellowship to the Washington, DC Writer’s Room, where he began work on his current novel-in-progress.

We want to hear about your weird reads, too! Email us about your first weird or weirdest read of all at!

Also mentioned in this episode:
Anti-satanists, Apples and Oranges — A Comparison, and Please Invite Me to the Next Rich People Seance at the Dakota, Portland’s “Shanghai tunnels“, and the Museum of Jurassic Technology


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