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    DescriptionThroughout this collection, opposites collide - reality and delusion, political activism and apathy, friend and enemy, life and death. Messiahs parachute themselves to disused northern fairgrounds, a woman diets until practically invisible, trained apes teach a colony of drunks how to dance, a bingo night fuels familial despair and love, and an airborne cabbage blasts a cyclist into orbit. With precision of language and a colourful, anarchic spirit, Mackenzie's poems focus on their subjects with humanity and hard-won compassion. They have a light touch, but are never trivial. They are for readers who trust that questions are rarely simple and answers never final. Ironic and humorous, complex and engaging, you can't do without The Opposite of Cabbage.


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    Title
    The Opposite of Cabbage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob A. MacKenzie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844717743
    ISBN 10: 1844717747
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.92
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Salt Publishing
    Imprint name
    Salt Publishing
    Publication date
    10 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Rob A. Mackenzie was born in Glasgow and lives in Edinburgh. His previous work includes The Opposite of Cabbage (Salt 2009) and two pamphlets: Fleck and the Bank (Salt 2012), which dramatized a bank employee's life during the financial crisis, and The Clown of Natural Sorrow, (HappenStance Press 2005). Carrie Etter, in the TLS, wrote that his first collection impressed "with its distinctive style and energetic exploration of the way we live now." He is reviews editor for Magma Poetry magazine.
    Review quote
    Intellectual resourcefulness formal assurance and a copious imagination underpin MacKenzie's intuitive mastery of our post - almost- everything, huge, tiny, sad, happy, global Scottish moment -- Donny O'Rourke Northwords Now
    Table of contents
    Light Storms from a Dark Country Voices The Listeners White Noise Scottish Sonnet Ending in American Fallen Villages of the North Moving On Scotlands Nuclear Submarines Everyone Will Go Crazy The Loser While the Moonies are Taking Over Uruguay Berlusconi and the National Grid Shopping List Patenting The Bananas Scotland How New York You Are The Look Hot Shit Slimming Girl Playing Sudoku on the Seven-Fifteen Homes of the Future Exhibition In the Last Few Seconds Benediction Hospital Visiting Hour Advice from the Lion Tamer to the Poetry Critic A Creative Writing Tutor Addresses his Star Pupil The Kingdom Married Life in the Nineties The Deconstruction Industry Hangover Hotel Edinburgh in Summer Jacko Holed Up In Blackfriars Street B and B?? My Dentist, Aniela Breaking the Hoodoo Sevenling (Elizabeth had II) Plastic Cork Sky Blue The Preacher's Ear Holiday at the New Butlins Glory Box The Scuffle