Tales from the Trunk

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Episode 23: Fran Wilde - “How Sentient Kudzu Solved the KRYPTOS K4 Code and How the CIA Covered It Up A Revolution in Four Parts”

January 15, 2021

We're joined this time around by Fran Wilde (@fran_wilde), who reads her story, "How Sentient Kudzu Solved the KRYPTOS K4 Code and How the CIA Covered It Up A Revolution in Four Parts," which leads us into a discussion of invasive plants, poetry, and some unexpected connections from our shared alma mater.

 

Things we mentioned in this episode:

Gritty 

Kryptos 

Kudzu 

Philadelphia World's Fair 

Elise Tobler 

Shimmer 

John Bartram 

Warren Wilson College 

Rita Dove 

Debra Nystrom 

Gregory Orr 

Charles Wright 

Heather McHugh 

Eleanor Wilner 

Brigit Pegeen Kelly 

Larry Levis 

Joan Aleshire 

"One Art," by Elizabeth Bishop

George Oppen 

"Without," by Fran Wilde, in Nature: Futures

"Everlasting," by Fran Wilde, in Daily Science Fiction

Updraft, by Fran Wilde

The Nebula Awards 

Life on Mars, by Tracy K. Smith

Julia Rios 

Lanternfish Press 

Klein bottles 

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, by Theodora Goss

Fran's Patreon 

Ideomancer 

Sam J. Miller 

Uncanny Magazine 

Viable Paradise 

"The Ghost Tide Chanty," by Fran Wilde

"Mayor for Today," by Fran Wilde, in Asimov's, January/February 2021

"Rhizome by Starlight," by Fran Wilde, in Rebuilding Tomorrow 

The Ship of Stolen Words, by Fran Wilde

Riverland, by Fran Wilde

Narnia 

Clock Star Rose Spine, by Fran Wilde

Boskone 

Futurescapes 

Cat Rambo's classes 

Wester Colorado University's MFA in Creative Writing program

 

Join us again on February 19th, when Jason Sanford will be our guest!

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