Tony Curtis (Irish poet)

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Tony Curtis (born 1955) is an Irish poet.[1]

Tony Curtis

Curtis was born in Dublin, and educated at the University of Essex and at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1993 he won the Poetry Ireland/Friends Provident National Poetry Competition.[2] In 2018 he won the 2018 O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award presented by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.[3] He also works in education under the Skagit River Poetry Project schools programme.[4]

Curtis is a member of Aosdána[5]


  • The Shifting of Stones (1986)
  • Behind the Green Curtain (1988)
  • This Far North (1994)
  • Three Songs of Home (1998)
  • The Book of Winter Cures (2002)
  • What Darkness Covers (2003)
  • The Well in the Rain (2006)
  • Days Like These (with Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan) (2008)
  • Folk (2011)
  • Sandworks (with the Irish photographer Liam Blake) (2011)
  • An Elephant Called Rex (illustrated by Pat Mooney) (2011)
  • Aran Currach (with the Irish photographer Liam Blake) (2013)
  • Pony (with the artist David Lilburn) (2013)
  • Approximately in the Key of C (2015)
  • This Flight Tonight (2019)


  1. ^ Oak Harbor Library: Meet Irish Poet Tony Curtis Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Aosdana Irish Arts Council
  3. ^ "Irish Poet Tony Curtis Receives 22nd O'Shaughnessy Award For Poetry | St. Thomas Newsroom". St. Thomas Newsroom. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ Skagit River Poetry Festival Archived 17 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ List of Aosdána members

External links[edit]

Tony Curtis: Irish Poetry Reading Archive, UCD