Poems such as 'Soup', shortlisted for the Observer / Arvon Prize, and 'The Death of Richard Beattie - Seaman', winner of the National Poetry Competition, are a measure of Curtis's skill in addressing this difficult subject.
From Flanders to Bosnia, via Russia and Suez, India and Ireland, Vietnam and the Cold War, these War Voices speak of protest, remembrance and commemoration.
Tony Curtis is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan where he directs an MPhil in Writing. He has published 26 books, including nine poetry collections. A selection of his poetry has recently been translated and published in Armenia. He is also the editor of several anthologies including After the First Death, a volume of war writing (2007).