- Curtis, Tony
- 1. (1946- )Not to be confused with the Irish poet (see entry). Born in Carmarthen, West Wales, he read English at the University College of Swansea, then earned a master of fine arts degree at Goddard College, Vermont, USA. In 1994 he was made professor of poetry at the University of Glamorgan and director of the M.A. in writing. Some of his early poems, together with those of Nigel Jenkins and Duncan Bush (see entries), are to be found in the volume Three Young Anglo-Welsh Poets (1974). He has lectured in the USA, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, the Far East and in Ireland. In 2000 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Some of his poetry publications: The Last Candles, 1989. Taken for Pearls, 1994. War Voices, 1995. Heaven's Gate, 2001. The Book of Winter Cures: New and Selected Poems, 2002. Considering Cassandra - Poems and a Story, 2003. Some of his poems: "Brigitte Bardot in Grangetown," "Games with My Daughter," "Land Army Photographs," "Neighbour's Pear Tree," "Pembrokeshire Buzzards," "The Last Letter," "To My Father," "We Can Say That."Sources: A Welsh American Portfolio (http://www.wiu.edu/foliopress/welsh/pages/pcurtis.htm 0). AngloWelsh Poetry, 1480-1980. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, ed. Poetry Wales Press, 1984. Anglo-Welsh Poetry, 1480-1990. Raymond Garlick and Roland Mathias, ed. Poetry Wales Press, 1993. CREW Welsh Writers Online (http://www.swan.ac.uk/english/crew/index.htm). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry. Dannie Abse, ed. Seren Books / Dufour Editions, 1997.2. (1955- )Tony Curtis is often confused with the Welsh poet (see entry). Born in Dublin, he studied literature at Essex University and Trinity College, Dublin. He edited "Pickings and Cuttings," quotations by Dennis O'Driscoll (see entry) in the literary journal Poetry Ireland Review and published "As The Poet Said" in Poetry Ireland (1997). He was awarded the National Poetry Prize in 1993 for his poem "The Dowser and the Child." In 2003 he was awarded the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia. In addition to his own poems, he has translated from several other poets. He now lives in North County Dublin and is a member of Aosdána. Some of his poetry publications: The Shifting of Stones, 1986. Behind the Green Curtain, 1988. Three Songs of Home, 1994. What Darkness Covers, 2003. New & Selected Poems, 2006. Some of his translations: A Shoal of Silver Angelfish (Koster, Edward B., 1861-1937). Cold Landscape (Peaux, Augusta, 1859-1944). Fever Tune (Van de Woestijne, Karel, 1878-1929). Landscape (Van Ostaijen, Paul, 1896-1928). Lonely Night (Boutens, P.C., 1870-1943). Shower (Winkler Prins, Jacob, 1849-1904).Sources: Aosdána-An Irish Affiliation of Artists (http://www.irishwriters-online.com/tonycurtis.html). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). Tony Curtis in De Brakke Hond (http://www.brakkehond.be/bio.asp?au= Tony+Curtis). Turning Tides: Modern Dutch and Flemish Verse in English Versions by Irish Poets. Peter van de Kamp, ed. Story Line Press, 1994.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.