Michael Curtis

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Author of The Fire in Me Now and Family Likeness

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Michael Curtis grew up in Liverpool, attended Oxford and Sheffield universities, and now lives in Kent. He has worked in library and cultural services and events management, including running international poetry tours. He is widely published in magazines and anthologies and has given readings and workshops in England, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, and the UN Buffer Zone, Cyprus.

He was Writer in Residence for the Arts Council, England Great Expectations conference, the Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone, the Maison de Poesie, Nord/Pas de Calais, and the Writers and Translators House, Ventspils, Latvia. His work has been studied and translated at the Universities of Liege, Bucharest and Munich and broadcast in England, Ireland, Romania and Latvia.

Horizon, set on the Isle of Man, was launched at the first Manx Litfest in 2012 and his twelfth collection, The Fire in Me Now, was published by Cultured Llama in 2014. A pamphlet sequence, Lullaby Days, was published by Indigo Dreams, in 2015.

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