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With grit and humour Zeppelins takes on the speed and surrealist chaos of the metropolis at the beginning of the 21st century. On the look-out for abandoned scraps to make sense of the sprawling whole - senseless advertisements, discarded notes, overheard conversations - McCabe hawks the fringes and thoroughfares for his sources. He discovers an underground of the cynical and power-hungry, shamelessly clashing registers with experiences of redemptive warmth and love.
Urban, inquisitive and with a restless interest in the now, McCabe writes about Pete Doherty's arrests and the Essex reaction to England's exit from the World Cup in 2006. Playful and serious, with an eye for the strange and comedic, this is a book about what it means to be alive in a city as we head towards the second decade of the new century.
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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12mm | 246g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • No
  • 1844714381
  • 9781844714384
  • 1,796,680

Table of contents

A Proposal
The Mananger
101 Differences Between Poetry and Popular Music
The Nuptials
Axis is
Abu Ghraib
The Property Ladder
Existential Clubbing
No Hawkers
Prac Crit (A Confessional Poem)
Poems Overheard
Stetson's Book of Days
The Pete Doherty in Prison Poem
The Father Nut
Letter to Apollinaire Written in Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
The Transmidland Liverpool to London Express
Seven Perspectives
A 98p Voicemail Message to Blaise Cendrars
BNP Podcasts
The Essex Fox
A Diary Entry
The Union-Business Negotiation School
Leda and the Swan
Shoreditch Solutions
Letter to Lorca from Costa Brava
Lifelong Learning
Sunken Lane
Good Friday
Poem in Black Ink
The Great Sprawling Love Poem
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McCabe writes with the lower-case lightness of Tom Raworth and the northern comic realism of Simon Armitage. * The Guardian *
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About Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool in 1977. His poetry collections are The Hutton Inquiry and Zeppelins. He has recorded a CD with The Poetry Archive and written a play Shad Thames, Broken Wharf, which was performed at the London Word Festival and subsequently published by Penned in the Margins in 2010. He works as a Librarian at The Poetry Library, London, and teaches for The Poetry School.
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