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Patrick Cotter to read at the Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011

Photo © John Minihan



Reading with Maram al-Massri & Leanne O'Sullivan, Saturday 19 February, 9pm


Patrick Cotter was born in Cork where he still lives. He has published The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts 1990) Perplexed Skin (Arlen House 2008) and Making Music (Three Spires 2009). In 2005 he published his translations (with Taavi Tatsi) of the Estonian Surrealist Andres Ehin in Moosebeetle Swallow. His translations from the German of Paul Celan and others have been published in various journals. Click here to visit Patrick Cotter's homepage.

“Cotter is an adroit and knowing artist.”
-Thomas McCarthy Poetry Ireland Review

“Cotter is an intelligent writer, not only in the sense of having a poetic intelligence that enables him to manage his lines well, but in the sense of having a rational approach. He likes ideas, fools about with them, has a personal idiom and a sophisticated sensibility. .... Cotter’s vision of the world is not simple nor does he sing of it in rapturous tones. His mirroring of complexities shows just how mature and self-assured he is.”
- Maurice Harmon


(Extracts of Cotter's work available on page 4 of festival brochure.)


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