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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 


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Always passionate and entertaining, Tony Curtis will dip into well loved favourites and read new work included in his latest collection published to celebrate his 70th year: From the Fortunate Isles, which features poems from ten of Curtis’ published collections as well as a substantial number of new poems.

This is a poet whose themes and variations remain consistent: a profound interest in place, the wars of the last century, an abiding fascination for all art forms, particularly painting and poetry, tender attachments to family, and a deep affection for his roots in West Wales.

Born in Carmarthen in West Wales in 1946, Tony studied at Swansea University and Goddard College, Vermont, USA and soon became a force in Anglo Welsh poetry, with early publications: Walk Down A Welsh Wind (1972) to Out of the Dark Wood (1977). 

Since then his many volumes of poetry including, Heaven's Gate(2001) and Crossing Over (2007),  books of criticism, How Poets Work (1996), Welsh Painters Talking (1997), The Art of Seamus Heaney (1982) and Dannie Abse (1985), edited anthologies, The Poetry of Snowdonia (1989); Coal: an anthology of mining (1997) and The Meaning of Apricot Sponge: Selected Writing of John Tripp, 2010 and many awards have added to his stature.  He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales, where he established and was Director of the MPhil in Writing for many years. He has been elected to the Royal Society of Literature and has toured widely reading to international audiences.  He lives in Barry.

Earlier Event: September 22
'The Curlew's Cry' Tia Jones