Patrick Cotter

/Ireland, 1963
Patrick Cotter

Patrick Cotter (1963, Ireland) was born in Cork, where he still lives. Cotter's poems have been published in the Financial Times, London Review of Books, the Irish Times, PN Review, Poetry magazine, Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He received the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry in 2013. He’s the author of Sonic White Poise (2021), Making Music (2009), and Perplexed Skin (2008). He has a flair for creating a wistful, sophisticated poetic language full of contrasts and a rich vocabulary that evokes sympathy and laughter from the reader.