Tara Skurtu

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Boston, MA

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 & Prizes


Viva la Difference: Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Peter Saul (Small Press Distribution, 2010)
Amethyst Arsenic
Comstock Review
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Hiram Poetry Review
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Poetry Review
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Spoken Word

Blue State Coffee, Got Poetry Live (2011)
David Nolan Gallery (2011)
The Cantab (2011)
Trolley Poet, Massachusetts Poetry Festival (2011)
Boston College (2010)
Boston Conservatory (2010)
Lizard Lounge (2010)
Boston Conservatory (2009)
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, City Hall, Lowell, MA (2009)
Stone Soup (2009)
Lizard Lounge (2008)
Prizes won: 

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)

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Born in: 
Key West
Raised in: 
Ft. Pierce, FL
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Last update: Aug 01, 2014