Oak Harbor Library Blog

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meet Irish Poet: Tony Curtis

Winner of the National Poetry Prize, Tony Curtis of Dublin, Ireland will visit Oak Harbor Library on Wednesday, May 12. He will present a poetry writing workshop from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. at Skagit Valley College room OAK 310. A poetry reading will be held at the library beginning at noon. The reading, sponsored by Skagit Valley College, is free and open to the public.

FREE Poetry Reading: Tony Curtis
Wed, May 12 at 12:00 - Library Meeting Room - Includes free coffee, tea & cookies

Tony Curtis was born in Dublin. His collections are The Shifting of Stones (Dublin, Beaver Row Press,1986); Behind the Green Curtain (Beaver Row Press, 1988); This Far North (Dublin,The Dedalus Press, 1994); Three Songs of Home (The Dedalus Press, 1998); and What Darkness Covers (Todmorton, Lancs. UK, Arc Publications, 2003). Pickings And Cuttings, a long running column of poetry quotations by Dennis O'Driscoll in the literary journal Poetry Ireland Review, was edited by Tony Curtis and published under the title As The Poet Said, by Poetry Ireland in 1997. He was awarded the National Poetry Prize in 1993. He now lives in North County Dublin, and is a member of Aosdána.


Anonymous said...

Tony Curtis is incredibly entertaining and funny - don't miss this event!

Anonymous said...

This was fabulous. Tony Curtis tells a great story, sets up the poem in a very entertaining way, and delivers it, all in his wonderful Irish accent. Particularly enjoyed his Robert Frost arrangement!