celebrating web-active poets

Group reading: ‘Shivering Sands’ by Philip Quinlan

In group reading on 02/07/2011 at 10:36

about Philip Quinlan
poem text
reading by the author

read by Donna Vorreyer
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1 min 20 secs

read by Hans Ostrom
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53 secs

read by Nic Sebastian
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1 min 18 secs


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Previous group readings:
Acceptance is to her a phenomenon by Ann Bogle
The Greatest Sin is to be Unconscious by Ruth Foley
The Slender Scent by James Robison
We Were Engineered to Want by Hannah Stephenson

  1. Thanks Nic, Hans and Donna for taking the time, and for offering 3 quite different interpretations of the poem. Never having heard a poem of mine read by someone else before, I find it instructive to hear how the individual emphases, cadences and phrasings change both the music and the meaning.

    For myself, I’m still learning how to translate what I hear in my head into sound and my readings are always flawed somewhere.

    It’s particularly good to hear female voices reading. No offence to Hans! I just always think I’d do better if I could pitch my voice up a tone or two instead of grumbling.

    Anyway, I enjoyed the experience and I certainly applaud the mission of Whale Sound.

    Thanks again


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