Tony Curtis was born in Dublin in 1955. He was educated at Essex University and Trinity College Dublin. An award-winning poet, Curtis has published nine warmly received collections. His most recent titles are: Folk (Arc Publications, 2011); Pony, with drawings and paintings by David Lilburn (Occasional Press, 2013); Currach, with photographs by Liam Blake (2013); and Approximately in the Key of C (Arc Publications, 2015). His poems were also included in Days Like These: Three Irish Poets, along with Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan (Brooding Heron Press, Waldron Island, Washington Sate, USA, 2009).
In 2003 Curtis was awarded the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia. He has also been awarded the Irish National Poetry Prize and has read his poetry all over the world to great acclaim. He is a member of Aosdána.