Monday 1 June 2009

Two-poem reading from The Tethers now on YouTube

Seren had me do a recording of my reading of two poems from The Tethers, "Magnum Opus" and "The Honeymoon of Our Attraction" (I thought they were pretty representative), and as the book arrives at their offices tomorrow, they've now posted the video to YouTube. I'd be glad to know what you think!


  1. What do I think? I think I made the right recommendation to the Weston festival :-)
    I also think you take much longer pauses when you read your work than I would: it gives thinking space, but also loses some of the music. I suppose it's a more "actorly" presentation than I get when I read the words on the page. Which is merely a comment, not an adverse criticism.

  2. Very very well done. I do like the way you "act" the words a bit, treat the phrases as complete meaningful wholes instead of separating each and every word as if it is presented on a golden pillow. Know what I mean?