Geoff Cochrane

Geoff Cochrane is a Wellingtonian. 84-484 was the eighth of his books to be published by Victoria University Press.

Cochrane comments: ‘The “Nigel” of the poem is the novelist Nigel Cox, author of Tarzan Presley.

New Zealand is a place of beaches and bays; Nigel did his dying within a stone’s throw of the sea, and I thought that sane and smart. His remarks about writing (his writer’s takes on writing) are also sane and smart – some of the smartest ever made.’

Poem: Chemotherapy 

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