Index of Haunted Houses, the debut collection by Adam O. Davis, uses ghosts and hauntings to talk about the perilous economic and social moment the United States finds itself in currently.
During this podcast, released in time for Halloween, Davis discusses how we’ve come to use the language of the uncanny to describe the world we live in today, why hauntings are, counter-intuitively, a great metaphors for the nature of life, and what capitalism has in common with Bruce Willis’ character in The Sixth Sense.
Adam O. Davis is a poet, teacher and photographer, and his haunting photos appear throughout Index of Haunted Houses. He was in born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in various places including Utah, France, New Jersey, California, and Scotland. His work has appeared in many journals, including The Believer, the Paris Review, and the Poetry Review.