Zero, Paperback / softback Book


Brian McCabe's fourth poetry collection is an inventive exploration of the world of numbers.

With playfulness and poise, McCabe brings mathematics to life through a range of voices: a newsreader reports on the government's introduction of the new number through, a mafia boss invents Roman numerals, a fisherman gives his sardonic take on Pythagorus, and a monkey sheds light on the Golden Mean.

Re-imaginings of the lives of mathematicians such as Riemann, Moebius and Napier sit alongside witty and thought-provoking interpretations of numbers: eleven is a pre-teen sulking in his room, while twin primes are portrayed as detained refugees under interrogation.

Appealing to readers of poetry and number-lovers alike, "Zero" is a compelling and bravura performance from a poet at the height of his powers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781846971174



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