What a brilliant way to renew interest in poetry -- have acclaimed artists illustrate classic poems. "Jabberwocky" is the poem in Lewis Carroll's, Alice in Wonderland. Here, the illustrations by Stéphane Jorisch add a new layer of meaning. His Jabberwocky is not so much the dragon-like creature of Wonderland, but perhaps the machinery of war and its reverberation across generations. Jorisch's illustrations are mesmerizing. From the originality of his visions to the line work and colours, there is a feast for the eyes and mind. It is easy to understand why he won the Governor General's Award for this one.
Jorisch also illustrated, for the same Visions in Poetry collection, Edward Lear's, The Owl and the Pussycat
. That one is admittedly a more literal interpretation of the poem, but still wonderful.
Now I will look for the other works in this collection.