Geoff Cochrane



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November 2020

‘Each and every day, at some point on our walk, he stops and lets me know that this is today’s person, the party he wants to be introduced to.’

Chosen is the nineteenth collection of poems by cult Wellington poet and pedestrian Geoff Cochrane.

‘Over the years, Cochrane’s work has been a joy to me, a solace, a proof that art can be made in New Zealand which shows ourselves in new ways.' —Pip Adam

Geoff Cochrane is the author of eighteen previous collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award, and in 2014 an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award.

Paperback, 138 x 210mm, 48 pages

Cover illustration: Jasmine Sargent