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Tony Curtis

University of Glamorgan

Born
Carmarthen, Wales
Genre
Poetry, Non-Fiction
 
 
Biography
Tony Curtis was born in Carmarthen in west Wales in 1946.

He studied at Swansea University and Goddard College, Vermont, and is the author of several collections of poetry, including War Voices (1995); The Arches (1998) and Heaven's Gate (2001).

He has also written books of criticism, including How Poets Work (1996) and Welsh Painters Talking (1997), The Art of Seamus Heaney (1982) and Dannie Abse (1985). He is the editor of several books, including The Poetry of Pembrokeshire (1989); The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989); Coal: an anthology of mining (1997); and The Meaning of Apricot Sponge: Selected Writings of John Tripp (2010)..

In 2007, he edited the anthology, After the First Death, and published his latest collection of poetry, Crossing Over.

Tony Curtis is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan where he directs the M. Phil Writing course. In 2001 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded a D. Litt in 2004.  He has toured extensively giving poetry readings and lectures and won the 1993 Dylan Thomas Award and a Cholmondeley Award in 1997. He lives in Barry, Wales.

His latest book is Real South Pembrokeshire (2011).

Bibliography

2011
Real South Pembrokeshire, Seren
2010
The Meaning of Apricot Sponge: Selected Writings of John Tripp, editor, Parthian Books
2007
Wales at War: Critical Essays on Literature and Art, editor, Seren
2007
Crossing Over, Seren
2007
After the First Death: An Anthology of Wales and War in the Twentieth Century, editor, Seren
2004
Related Twilights: Josef Herman, Notes from an Artist's Diary, editor, Seren
2003
Considering Cassandra: Poems and a Story, Gwasg Garreg Gwalch
2001
Heaven's Gate, Seren
2000
Welsh Artists Talking, Seren
2000
How Novelists Work, editor with Maura Dooley, Georgetown University Press (US)
2000
Dal Confine: Selected Poems in Italian, mobyDick (Italy)
1998
The Arches, collages by Jon Digby, Seren
1997
Welsh Painters Talking, Seren
1997
Coal: an anthology of mining, editor, Seren
1997
Assemblea di Poety, editor, MobyDick (Italy)
1996
How Poets Work, editor, Seren
1995
War Voices, Seren
1993
Taken for Pearls: new poems, Seren
1991
Love from Wales, editor with Sian James, Seren
1990
How to Study Modern Poetry, Macmillan
1989
The Poetry of Snowdonia, editor, Seren
1989
The Poetry of Pembrokeshire, editor, Seren
1989
The Last Candles, Seren
1986
Wales: The Imagined Nation, Poetry Wales Press
1986
Selected Poems 1970-1985, Poetry Wales Press
1986
Poems, Selected and New, Story Line Press (US)
1985
Dannie Abse, Writers of Wales series, University of Wales Press/Welsh Arts Council
1983
Letting Go, Poetry Wales Press
1982
The Deerslayers, Cwm Nedd Press
1982
The Art of Seamus Heaney, editor and introduction, Poetry Wales Press
1980
Preparations: poems 1974-1979, Gomer
1978
Carnival, Alun Books
1977
Out of the Dark Wood: prose, poems and short stories, Edge Press
1974
Three Young Anglo Welsh Poets, with Duncan Bush and Nigel Jenkins, Welsh Arts Council
1974
Album, Christopher Davies

Awards

1997
Cholmondeley Award
1993
Dylan Thomas Award
1984
National Poetry Competition, first prize - 'The Death of Richard Beattie-Seaman in the Belgian Grand Prix, 1939'
1974
Arts Council of Wales Young Writers Prize
1972
Eric Gregory Award