Tony Curtis studied Literature at Essex University and Trinity College Dublin. An award-winning poet, he has published eleven collections. His most ecent titles are: Folk (Arc Publications 2011); Pony with drawings and painting by David Lilburn (Occasional Press 2013); Approximately in the Key of C (Arc Publications 2015) and This Flight Tonight with drawing by David Lilburn (Occasional Press 2019). He has received the Irish National Poetry Prize, a Varuna Exchange Fellowship to Australia and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. A renowned performer, Curtis has read his poetry all over the world to great acclaim. He is a member of Aosdána.