Tony Curtis

Poet, critic, essayist, expert on Welsh Art, Tony Curtis was born in Carmarthen in West Wales in 1946. He studied at Swansea University and Goddard College, Vermont. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including his latest: From the Fortunate Isles: New and Selected Poems. He has also written volumes of critical work on poets and artists and edited popular anthologies of poetry. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales, where he established and was Director of the MPhil in Writing for many years. He has been elected to the Royal Society of Literature and has toured widely reading his poetry to international audiences.


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Author Events

Friday 28th September, 14:00 to 15:00

In this, the centenary year of the ending of the First World War, Tony Curtis pays tribute to the memory of those who served and suffered in this most terrible of conflicts.  What connects a Pembrokeshire village, the First World War trenches, Australia, Kenya and Hollywood? Professor and prize-winning author Tony Curtis reveals all in a fascinating history of his family and the 1914-18 war. This illustrated talk draws on some of the great literary and art works of the period, as well as sharing remarkable family photographs. £7 Booking from 17 September on: 07398 362390