Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry and in 2010, received the Frank O’Hara Poetry award. He won second place in the 2019 annual contest of the Connecticut Poetry Society, and two other poems were selected for publication in an Irish anthology, Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019). Curt has been a featured reader in many poetry venues in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and twice in Ireland. For Art’s Sake is his first full-length collection.
Originally from Boston, Curt lived in Western Massachusetts for many years, including a year living alone in the Berkshire woods. He taught literature and creative writing for 20 years at Westfield State University and currently dwells in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dee O’Connor.
Paperback: 85 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 18, 2019)