Hypnic Jerks

Hypnic jerks occur on the point of sleep when our brains, alarmed by the sensation of falling, send out our limbs to catch us. The poems in Hypnic Jerks - especially the two highly innovative stories in verse, 'A Green Jesus' and 'Little Bits of Harry' - seem to come from this zone, in which the settled order of apparent autobiography is disrupted or illuminated by fragments of surreal imagery or language play.