Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool in 1977. He moved to London at twenty-four, and now works as the Poetry Librarian at the Saison Poetry Library at the South Bank Centre. He has published poems in a variety of magazines and in four collections, most recently Speculatrix (2014). His plays Shad Thames, Broken Wharf and Mudflats have been performed in London and Liverpool.
Chris McCabe is currently writing a series of books about London cemeteries, which began with In the Catacombs: A Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery (2014).
His book Real South Bank, part of the Real Series, was published by Seren in June 2016.