The Hypnotiser - is this the world's first video poetry book?
I wrote a book of poems for children called 'The Hypnotiser' some years ago and then it went out of print. I couldn't get anyone to reprint it, so I asked my son Joe to film me performing the book for this website. All you need to do is click on whichever poem you want in the list on the right.
There are second hand copies of 'The Hypnotiser' available on various sites on the web, most obviously at Amazon, abe Books.com and ebay. Tell me if you like it, and if you do, I'll do the other books of mine that are out of print like 'Mind Your Own Business', 'Wouldn't You Like to Know', 'When Did You Last Wash Your Feet?' 'Never Mind' and 'Who Drew on the Baby's Head?' and 'You Tell Me' (which I wrote with Roger McGough).
Click on a poem in the right column to get started!
[Note: if you cannot watch YouTube videos on your computer then the following tips may help. Thanks to Aveen for the info:
You can use the Keepvid website to download each video. Simply click through from each video page to the individual YouTube page for each video, then copy the URL for that page and paste it into the URL box on Keepvid. You will then get an option to download the video as a low or high quality file.
Then all you have to do is save the file to your own hardrive. If you don't have an mp4 player installed on your computer, you may have to download one.