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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tony Curtis, Irish Poet, this Saturday at The Perth Poetry Club


On Saturday 5th March, Perth Poetry Club presents, for your delectation and enjoyment - all the way from Ireland – the award-winning and highly entertaining poet TONY CURTIS. Tony will perform at The Moon, 323 William Street, Northbridge from 2 to 4 pm, in two sets. There will be open mic. as always.

TONY CURTIS was born in Dublin in 1955. He studied literature at Essex University and Trinity College Dublin. An award winning poet, Curtis has published six warmly received collections. The most recent ‘The Well in the Rain: New & Selected Poems’ (Arc, 2006). In 2003 he was awarded the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia. Curtis has been awarded the Irish National Poetry Prize. In 2008 ‘Days Like These’ (with Paula Meehan & Theo Dorgan) was published by Brooding Heron Press. A new collection ‘Folk’ has just been published by Arc. Curtis’s new book of poems for children ‘An Elephant Called Rex’ may be ready in time for his visit to Australia. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish Academy of the Arts.

1 comment:

Coral Carter said...

It is not often that Perth Poetry Club hosts an International poet and this one was wonderful. His children's poem about the letter P outstanding. I ordered two copies at http://www.anelephantcalledrex.com/ Get a copy if you know a child get two.