One entry on his list of favorite writings from the edge of language, as told to the Guardian:
Jabberwocky by Lewis CarrollRead about the other entries on the list.
Compulsively memorable, in spite of the fact that half the words are invented, this poem speaks to children and adults equally. Is it simply a parody of folk/heroic ballads? No way. As any imaginative child knows, words can breed monsters. The jabberwock might seem to be slain by the vorpal sword, but it's still out there somewhere – beware!