The Triumph of Cancer

The Triumph of Cancer

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The Triumph of Cancer blurs the borders of science and poetry, working with forensic attention to capture the `inscape' of the living world. In this powerful new collection, presented as a museum of artefacts, Chris McCabe returns to the site of personal trauma to confront disease head-on. Elegies for his father, poets and celebrities mingle with still-life portraits of organic and synthetic subjects. These poems move with lyric grace and surgical precision against a backdrop of terror and cancerous global politics, showing McCabe at the height of his powers: dextrous, darklycomic and a true original.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 13mm | 140g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908058609
  • 9781908058607
  • 1,239,061

About Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool and has written extensively about London. He was shortlisted for the 2013 Ted Hughes Award and has published four collections of poetry, the latest of which is the highly praised Speculatrix (Penned in the Margins, 2014). His prose books include In the Catacombs: A Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery (Penned in the Margins, 2014) and Real South Bank (Seren, 2016). His work has been described by The Guardian as `an impressively inventive survey of English in the early 21st century'.
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