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Posted: Thursday April 8, 2010
Mark Cochrane

Mark Cochrane lives in Vancouver, B.C. where he practices law and teaches in the English Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is the author of Boy Am I (Wolsak & Wynn, 1995), Change Room (Talonbooks, 2000), and a chapbook called Cat. (above/ground press, 2013). His poetry, essays, or interviews with contemporary writers have appeared in journals including New American Writing, the Capilano Review, Open Letter, and the Malahat Review, as well as numerous anthologies and textbooks.

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Change Room

“Cochrane dazzles, and that’s for sure. He is a big talent. He has enormous energy and range. Pathology, mythology, family rites, the weirdly homoerotic ambience of the hockey rink, and the sweaty ironies of the gymnasium are some of the fuels that drive his poetics. His writing is muscular, his optic daring and original … Mark Cochrane is a glorious writer.”
Quill & Quire

“I am attracted to Cochrane’s blast-furnace intelligence, which consumes everything in its path, and his refusal of the heroic stance.”
BC Bookworld

“A smart guide book for the latest sexual revolution.”
This Magazine

“_Change Room_ deserves to be recognized as an exciting and challenging example of the new poetics in Canada.”
torquere: Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association

“A veritable mine of signifiers and signifieds … Much of the pleasure and excitement – and the poetry invites the sexualized charge of those words – comes from Cochrane’s ability to achieve such layering and resonance with lightning speed.”
Canadian Literature

“_Change Room_ is tough and brainy, with idiosyncratic language that sometimes shifts to simplicity – the poetic equivalent of a power chord.”

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