Brian Oliu reads “Maniac Mansion”

As part of our ongoing devotion to new species of translations and collaboration, this reading by Brian Oliu of his poem/essay “Maniac Mansion” layers his voice atop a playthrough of Maniac Mansion, a groundbreaking point-and-click adventure game released in 1987.


Brian Oliu is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. New work appears in Fairy Tale Review, Hotel Amerika, & Drunken Boat. His book of Tuscaloosa Craigslist Missed Connections, “So You Know It’s Me,” was released in June 2011 by Tiny Hardcore Press.

“Maniac Mansion” appears on p. 68 of the Issue One – Winter 2011 of Tongue.