Wonky Optics is Geoff Cochrane’s fifteenth collection of poems. He is also the author of 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.
‘The Cochrane tone is one of the great pleasures in our literature—and somehow sweeter for appearing not to be part of that literature.’
‘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 us ourselves in new ways.’