By Patrick Cotter

Sonic White Poise

Advance Orders. Available 01 March 2021

Sonic White Poise is the third full-length collection of poems from Cork-born and -based Irish poet Patrick Cotter.


All Poetry, Poetry from Ireland


Patrick Cotter is a force of nature. There is simply no other way to describe the comedy, the wisdom, the eloquence and light touch of his work. One thing for sure: this poet is not boring. This poet won’t leave you guessing at what exactly he meant to say. This poet is willing to be vulnerable, he is willing to speak of this precise moment in time, yet it is his passion that survives this moment, it is his syntax that woos us in. Yes, you will get here that uncompromising, direct, playful tone – but it will also be the tone that will speak of our ruined economies, our regrets, our lost lives, and also our delight, our surprise.
There is life in these pages – life that is both real and miraculous, life that teaches us wisdom. Wisdom of what? you might ask. That “before the revolution it is time to play guitar in a park.” Indeed. I love this book.
— Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic and Dancing In Odessa, on Patrick Cotter’s Sonic White Poise

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About The Author


Patrick Cotter is an Irish poet, born in Cork City where he still lives and works as a literary festival organiser and editor. His poems have been published in journals such as the Financial Times, The London Review of Books, Poetry and Poetry Review. He is a recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. His poems have been translated into over a dozen languages and he has given readings of his work across the Northern Hemisphere. Sonic White Poise is his third full-length collection. See also