Chris McCabe

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#1336: 1938

it is 1938.

the england football team have just saluted the nazi leadership before a match in berlin.

it was suggested by the chief of the F.A. & - being working class - the impassioned elbows automaticed as window wipes.

mickey mouse has subtly softened from the sharp-toothed, brawny, violent creature he was before, to a provider: offering escapism through magic & nature looped to the lymph-nodes of classical music.

from now on - until the advent of punk - there will be far less for the working class to associate with.

from The Hutton Inquiry (Salt, 2005), © Chris McCabe 2005, used by permission of the author and the publisher.


Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe Reading from his Poems

1#1336: 1938

2#800: ivor cutler

3#1061: Sunday morning

4#1463: Michael Jackson

5from The Hutton Inquiry

6A Note for Sarah


8Axis is

9The Pete Doherty in Prison Poem


11A Proposal

12The Nuptials

13A 98p Voicemail Message to Blaise Cendrars

14Stetson's Book of Days



17Dovecot, Liverpool

18No Hawkers

19Good Friday


21Seven Perspectives


23from The Borrowed Notebook

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