Monday, May 18, 2009

The Opposite of Cabbage

Rob A. Mackenzie contributed to The Sears Roebuck Shit Creek Review under the nom-de-creek of 'Prof. H. Blumqvist'. You'd think that would be enough of a dizzying dalliance with immortal glory for him, but no — he's a compulsive joy-popper and he's now brought out a new book of poetry, seeking to relive that dazzling Shit Creek moment.

I think he might just crack it. The book is called The Opposite of Cabbage and it's available from Salt Publishing. Folks reckons it's pretty damn good. Better go and have a look.

5 Comments:

Blogger leah fritz said...

What's happening with you and bluechrome? I've been browsing and noticed you wanted to see the reviews of Going, Going... Here they are: www.poetrypf.co.uk/leahfritzpage.html
I also notice that your book was published by Salt. As we are being asked to buy one from Salt to keep it going, I'll order yours.
All good wishes...

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1:36 am  
Blogger heliosmou said...

Just wanted to say that I happened upon you on the web and find your array of writers interesting. Interesting that of those writers who traveled all hit Greece. I've been going to Greece for the past 3 years and it is wonderful there. Astros, especially. On the southern peninsula of Greece, about a 2 hour drive from Athens. You feel good about life there. You relax. You swim. You eat lunch. You sleep. You bathe, before you go out for your evening dinner and stroll, and then you digest and, before settling down for dessert around midnight, listen to the music at The Katafygio Club, DJ'd by owner of the club, Nikos Diamandopoulos,until dawn, or if you leave earlier, you can stop for an aperitif at The Red House, before heading to bed. Greeks know the art of living!

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12:18 pm  
Blogger Caratacus said...

Leah -- this isn't Rob Mackenzie's blog. The Shit Creek Review has published Rob's work and is proud of the lad: that's why this post is here. Rob's blog is at this address

http://robmack.blogspot.com/You should nip over and give him a Hoy! there.

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6:15 am  
Blogger Caratacus said...

Heliosmou, I've been wanting to get to Greece since I was a teenie-bopper. For all the (dreamed-of) reasons that you mention, and more. One day.... Meanwhile, I'm DEEPLY envious of you.

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6:16 am  
Blogger Rob said...

Thanks for the mention, people at SCR. Much appreciated. And Leah, I hope you enjoyed the book if you bought it.

Cheers,
Rob

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6:22 pm  

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