Tara Skurtu

Boston, MA
Website: 
taraskurtu.com

Author's Bio

Tara Skurtu teaches Creative Writing at Boston University, where she received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Review, Memorious, PLUME, DMQ Review, The Common, The Dalhousie Review, the minnesota review, Salamander, B O D Y, Tahoma Literary Review, and The Los Angeles Review.

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

Viva la Difference: Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Peter Saul
(Small Press Distribution,
2010)

Journal

Salamander
Hiram Poetry Review
Poet Lore
Southeast Review
Comstock Review
Los Angeles Review
Hanging Loose
Poetry Review
Amethyst Arsenic

Spoken Word Performance

Lizard Lounge
2010)
Lizard Lounge
2008)
Boston Conservatory
2010)
Boston College
2010)
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, City Hall, Lowell, MA
2009)
Stone Soup
2009)
Blue State Coffee, Got Poetry Live
2011)
Boston Conservatory
2009)
David Nolan Gallery
2011)
Trolley Poet, Massachusetts Poetry Festival
2011)
The Cantab
2011)
Prizes: 
Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship (2013); Boston University Academy of American Poets Prize (2013); Tennessee Williams Poetry Prize Finalist (2012); Academy of American Poets Harold F. Taylor Prize (2010); Marcia Keach Poetry Prize (2010); Academy of American Poets Harold F. Taylor Prize, Honorable Mention (2008)

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Key West, FL
Raised in: 
Ft. Pierce, FL

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Listing last updated: August 1, 2014.

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