Poetry Jam-Tara Skurtu

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Poetry Jam-Tara Skurtu

Tara Skurtu is a poet, writing coach, speaker, and translator. A two-time U.S. Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University and a Creative Writing Honors Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania, the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game, and the upcoming collection Faith Farm.
Tara has presented at TEDx, CreativeMornings, and The Power of Storytelling. She was a member of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics team at Harvard University, a lecturer in creative writing at Boston University, and she taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program. She was also a member of the core planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s inaugural MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.”
Tara is the founder of International Poetry Circle and a national steering committee member of Writers for Democratic Action. She is based in Brooklyn, where she is a writing coach for clients worldwide and is working on her collection of essays Don’t Ask Me Why I Live Here.

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