Geoff Cochrane

Into India

ISBN: 9780864733573
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Paperback, 139 x 215mm
72 pages

Published 1999

Her solidity was rumoured.

I thought of her body
as something to travel to,
a goal hard of attainment.

Well, I’d make the journey.
I’d see this monument,
stone temple steeped in moonlight –

unless I found myself
in the neighbourhood beyond,
where dogs starve and chickens limp
and a man’s corpse is hollow.

Geoff Cochrane’s second major collection of poems is born out of the unflinching contemplation of often painful experience. Vivid and moving, distinguished by brilliant imagery and fine verbal music, these are poems that will stay with you forever.

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