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

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.