Tony Curtis (born 1955) is an Irish poet.
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.In 2018 he won the 2018 O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award presented by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also works in education under the Skagit River Poetry Project schools programme.
Curtis is a member of Aosdána
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Tony Curtis: Irish Poetry Reading Archive, UCD