Read: Audio and video


If you'd rather be read to than read yourself please find below a number of short videos and a selection of audio recordings including a song based on one of my poems.

Jump to Lonely City
Jump to Lowest Common Denomintor
Jump to Your Statutory Rights are Not Affected
Jump to Funny Strange
Jump to Buttons
Jump to As Is

 Lonely City


Unusually for me 'Lonely City' was a poem written to order for Claire Askew's project this collection. The video that accompanied it was produced by the Canadian filmmaker Lewis Bennett based on a narrative I wrote and (even more unusually for me) narrated. You can read all about the project on my blog here.


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 Lowest Common Denominator


I don't write my poems to be read aloud normally. I have nothing against those poets who do but I'm not particularly comfortable doing it. And so I don't. This poem, however, I always imagined being read by a robotic voice so I was delighted when I stumbled across this little program that enabled me to have an actual robot do the reading.

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This is a video by Othniel Smith, the poem read by Nic Sebastian. It originally appeared on her Poetry Storehouse site.

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 Your Statutory Rights are Not Affected


Having enjoyed creating the video for 'Lowest Common Denominator' this second poem seemed suitable for a similar adaptation. I would like to do more but they take up a lot of time.


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This video was created by Marc Neys (aka Swoon). Nic Sebastian is the reader.


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 Funny Strange


This is a recording made by the actor Clive Greenwood of my short story recorded in front of a live audience. You can read the background to the story on my blog here.


 Buttons


'Buttons' is a song by William Robertson based on my poem 'Cinders' and recorded by the group Kingfishers Catch Fire. You can read all about it on my blog post here.


 As Is


This is a recording made by Nic Sebastian for her website Whale Sound.


 

This video was created by Marie Craven using Nic's recording.


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This video was created by Lori H. Ersolmaz using Nic's recording.


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