Hypnic Jerks

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Victoria University Press, 2005 - Poetry - 64 pages
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Inspired by the moment in which the sleeping brain is so convinced the body is falling that it sends out the limbs to catch itself, the innovative poems in this collection shake the expected order with surreal, unnanounced intrusions of verse.

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About the author (2005)

Geoff Cochrane is a poet and fiction writer. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, and he has published several volumes of poetry. He published a novella, 'Quest Clinic' in 1992, and his first novel, Tin Nimbus (1995), describes an alcoholic┐s quest for sobriety and eventual escape from institutions that may provide it. Cochrane was the recipient of a 2014 Laureate Award. In 2015 his title Wonky Optics made The New Zealand Best Seller List.

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