Books by Ed Ochester

THE LAND OF COCKAIGNE by Ed Ochester
Released: April 2, 2001

"Frequently grim, but worth examining."
A lot of appalling characters populate these poems: the photographer who keeps a neglected rabbit in a wire cage as a prop for his young subjects to hold, the butcher who has for 30 years "tallied the costs of cutting and / wrapping freezer beef and has never / smiled," and a 10-year-old boy who sexually assaults a younger girl in a barn. Read full book review >