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Jabberledbury

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Published on Aug 5, 2009

JABBERLEDBURY presents Lewis Carroll's poem 'Jabberwocky' read by 28 poets taking part in the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2009. Filmed at numerous sound checks by publisher-in-residence Neil Astley of Bloodaxe Books over the course of the ten-day festival in July 2009, JABBERLEDBURY has the poem read four times with seven (or more) poets reading a verse each (Jabbers 1-4), followed by a composite version (Jabber 5) with 28 poets reading a line each. Taking part are (in order of appearance): Marcus Moore & Sara-Jane Arbury; (1) Roger McGough, Sara-Jane Arbury, B. Catling, Fred D'Aguiar, August Kleinzahler, John Hartley Willliams & Ruth Padel; (2) Alice Oswald, Peter Oswald, Eva Salzman, Chase Twichell, Susan Wicks, Stephen Romer & Michael Horovitz; (3) Daljit Nagra, Phillis Levin, Paul Batchelor, Frances Leviston, Kathryn Simmonds, Glyn Maxwell, Ben Okri & Marcus Moore; and (4) Patience Agbabi, Adam Foulds, Philip Wells, Paul Farley, Vona Groarke, Rhian Edwards, Hugo Williams & Benjamin Zephaniah.

Unfortunately, YouTube has a ten-minute limit, which means you have to watch a separate spin-off film, JABBERLEDBURY: LAST PART, to hear John Hartley Williams's (Jabber 6) solo performance of the whole poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l4olF...

The whole of JABBERLEDBURY can be seen in high definition video at http://www.vimeo.com/5909374

In another separate film NEAR VORPAL, B. Catling reads his poem 'Near Vorpal' which uses the invented language of 'Jabberwocky' in a First World War setting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeAq0a...

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