Chris McCabe

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Liverpool, London
Introduction I am a poet, playwright and writer of prose.

My poetry collections are The Hutton Inquiry (2005), Zeppelins (2008) THE RESTRUCTURE (2012, all with Salt Publishing) and Speculatrix (Penned in the Margins, 2014). I have recorded a CD with the Poetry Archive and had work in a number of anthologies, including The Best of British Poetry 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. My plays Shad Thames, Broken Wharf (published by Penned in the Margins as a limited edition box) and Mudflats have been performed in London and Liverpool.

My creative non-fiction books In the Catacombs: A Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery and Cenotaph South: Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery are published by Penned in the Margins. Real South Bank is published by Seren.

I work as the Poetry Librarian at The Poetry Library, Southbank Centre and teach for The Poetry School.

Favorite Movies Scorsese, Woody Allen, Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk
Favorite Music The Fall, Mark E. Smith, The Smiths, New Order, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Jonathan Richman, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Interpol, Arcade Fire, The Clash, British Sea Power, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Prince Billy, Arcade Fire, Echo and the Bunnymen, Grimes, Policia, Bon Iver, Captain Beefheart, Arthur Russell
Favorite Books Paul Auster, Tom Raworth, J.G. Ballard, Barry MacSweeney, Irvine Welsh, Robert Creeley, Iain Sinclair, David Harsent, Chekhov, Rosemary Tonks, Shakespeare, Laurence Sterne, Kelvin Corcoran, Patrick Hamilton, W.S. Graham, Brenda Shaughnessy, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, B.S. Johnson