Sunday, March 02, 2008

White House Poetry Revival Wed 5th March 2008

White House Poetry Revival

Wed 5th March 2008 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Pat Cotter.

Patrick Cotter's first full-length poetry collection Perplexed Skin was published by Arlen House and launched at the Cork Vision Centre in North Main Street on Wednesday 20th February 2008.

Born in Cork, 1963. Writer, and publisher. Cotter was educated at UCC. Cotter’s poems can be found in such journals as Poetry Durham, Oxford Poetry, The Salmon, The Shop, Poetry Ireland Review and many other places. His has published several chapbooks of his poems including The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts Press), A Socialist’s Dozen (Three Spires Press), and The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems (Three Spires Press). His work has appeared in the anthologies Separate Islands: Contemporary British and Irish poetry (Quarry, Ontario) Irish Poetry Now (Wolfhound) Jumping off Shadows - Some Contemporary Irish Poets (Cork University Press) The Irish Eros (Gill & Macmillan) The Backyards of Heaven (Newfoundland) Something Beginning with P (O'Brien Press) and in The Great Book of Ireland. He has published short fiction in Cyphers, New Irish Writing and elsewhere. His translations of the Estonian poet Andres Ehin are collected in the book Moosebeetle Swallow (Southword Editions). His play Beauty and the Stalker was produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork in 2000. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. Cotter was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1988. He currently directs the Munster Literature Centre.

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http//
The White House Poets gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge and Poetry Ireland.



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