The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay

William Topaz McGonagall (1825 - 1902)

LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different readings of The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay, by William McGonagall, to celebrate April Fool's Day. Scottish poet William McGonagall is widely considered to be one of the worst poets of the English language. He wrote this poem in honor of The Tay Rail Bridge which was opened in 1878 and which subsequently collapsed a year later, causing the death of 75 train passengers, and inspiring McGonagall to write yet famously bad poem entitled The Tay Bridge Disaster. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of March 26, 2006.
(Summary by Annie Coleman)

Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Version 1 Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Play 02 Version 2 Brett Shand
Play 03 Version 3 Kara Shallenberg
Play 04 Version 4 Fox in the Stars
Play 05 Version 5 Martin Clifton
Play 06 Version 6 Marlo Dianne
Play 07 Version 7 Mark F. Smith
Play 08 Version 8 Peter Eastman
Play 09 Version 9 Stephan Möbius
Stefan Schmelz