An Irish Poetry Reading with
PATRICK COTTER & MATTHEW SWEENEY
Thursday, April 18 at 7 PM
We are pleased to welcome two highly acclaimed poets as we celebrate the 10th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival:
Patrick Cotter, who was born and raised in Cork, has
published several chapbooks, a verse novella The Misogynist’s Blue
Nightmare (Raven Arts Press, 1990), and the poetry collections Perplexed Skin (Arlen House, 2008) and Making Music (Three Spires Press, 2009).
has been anthologized in several publications, including Separate Islands: Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Irish Poetry Now, and Jumping Off Shadows - Some Contemporary Irish Poets. His short
fiction has appeared in journals and newspapers, and his play Beauty and the Stalker was produced in
2000 at the Granary Theatre in Cork.
poet Matthew Sweeney was born in Lifford,
Co. Donegal, but has also lived in London, Berlin, Timosoara, and Cork. His
most recent collection is Horse Music (Bloodaxe, 2013).
written poetry collections for both adults and children, as well as two children’s novels. He co-wrote Writing Poetry with John Hartley
Williams in 1997, and has co-edited two poetry anthologies. He has held several
fellowships and writer-in-residence positions, most recently at University
College Cork. He was nominated for the T.S. Eliot award for Black Moon (2007).
Visit www.irishamericancrossroads.org for more information about the Crossroads Irish-American Festival.