Simon Curtis was born in Burnley in 1943 and now lives in Stockport. He teaches in the French department at Manchester University. Twenty Sonnets will be published on June 1 by Poet & Printer at pounds 3. (Available to Independent readers at a pre-publication price of pounds 2.50 from Poet & Printer, 30 Grimsdyke Rd, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4PW).
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