Chris McCabe

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Liverpool, United Kingdom
Introduction My work crosses artforms and genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and visual art. I have been shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award and for the Republic of Consciousness Prize. Commissions include the BBC, British Library, Wellcome Collection and BFI. My latest poetry collection is The Triumph of Cancer which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. I am the editor of Poems from the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology of Poetry in Endangered Languages. My first novel, Dedalus, is a sequel to Ulysses and my second novel Mud is a version of the Orpheus and Eurydice set underneath Hampstead Heath. I work as the National Poetry Librarian. Email:
Favorite Movies Scorsese, Woody Allen, Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk, Almodovar
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