Peter Finch reviews
From the Fortunate Isles: New & Selected Poems
by Tony Curtis
In the poetry of Wales Tony Curtis is a formidable figure. He has published more than twenty books and a host of pamphlets. He has won a string of significant prizes and was created the nation’s first Professor of Poetry in 1994. He strides through the Welsh literary world like no other. Now R.S. has died he may well be Wales’s answer to Simon Armitage, to Paul Muldoon, and to Don Patterson. ‘This position he has gained,’ as the critic Sam Adams once put it, ‘by working at it’.Sign in to read more
Peter Finch was born in Cardiff where he still lives. He has published many books of poetry including Selected Later Poems (Seren). He is editor of the Real Series which now runs to more than 20 volumes. His Real Cardiff – The Flourishing City will appear from Seren in the Spring of 2018.