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Improbable Research Collection #McG-003: "The Tay Bridge Disaster" group reading at Central Square

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Uploaded on Jun 14, 2011

William Topaz McGonagall, who died in 1902, is widely regarded as the worst poet ever to write in the English language. "The Tay Bridge Disaster" is his most famous bad poem. This is a group performance at the Central Square Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, as part of the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival. The readers are: Dafydd ap Rees, Debra Wise, Robin Abrahams, David Kessler, Ig Nobel Prize winner Patricia Priest, Daniel Rosenberg and Roberta Gilbert.

Related links:

"The Tay Bridge Disaster" (the poem): http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/p...

McGonagall: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/

Dafydd ap Rees: http://www.netheatregeek.com/tag/dafy...

Debra Wise: http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/bios_deta...

Robin Abrahams: http://robinabrahams.com/about-robin-...

David Kessler: http://www.ouphrontis.com/

Patricia Priest: http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-12...

Daniel Rosenberg: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story...

Roberta Gilbert: http://improbable.com/ig/2010/ignitar...

Central Square Theater: http://www.centralsquaretheater.org

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