Whale Road: the podcast

Listen to the whale song

This poem was written in Crete last year (2010), and presented in a collaboration with Christine Kelegher as part of Hidden Door’s ‘Impossible Journeys’ theme (their site is here).

She made it into a zoetrope you could view while listening to the soundfile, whereupon it blew the audience’s mind out through a spontaneously-generated blowhole on the top of their head. (This may be overstating the case somewhat.)

The text was then published on Friction magazine’s site here

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About Bill Herbert

Poet and pseudo-scholar W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee in 1961, educated there and at Oxford, where he completed his DPhil thesis on Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, and now lives and works in Newcastle. He is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and his books are published by, among others, northern publisher Bloodaxe Books. He is also the Dundee Makar, or city laureate.
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