Monday, December 12, 2011

Top ten writings from the edge of language

Philip Gross is a writer of many parts, author of poetry, fiction and drama for children and adults and Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University.

One entry on his list of favorite writings from the edge of language, as told to the Guardian:
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

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!
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue