He was given a Gregory Award in 1972, won the National Poetry Competition in 1984 and was given the Dylan Thomas Award in 1993. Then in 1994 Curtis became Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan. In 1997 he received a Cholmondeley Award. He established a Creative Writing course at the university, and developed a M.Phil. in Writing course there, which he ran for sixteen years. Tony Curtis was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001, and in 2004 he was awarded the first D.Litt. by the University of Glamorgan. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales (Glamorgan).In 2014, Dylan Thomas's centenary year, he toured a talk based on his memoir "My Life with Dylan Thomas"