We’re so excited to announce that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, has been acquired by Eyewear Publishing! It will be released in the fall of 2017. In addition, the Romanian translation by Romanian poet Radu Vancu will be released this fall by Charmides.
Tara (Poetry ’13) traveled to Romania on a Fulbright last academic year, and the Fulbright Commission has renewed her Fulbright for this fall semester. This month, she will be giving a lecture on “Why is poetry so important?” in Bucharest. The lecture is part of The Power of Storytelling, an annual conference “built around the idea that stories can change our world.” This year’s speakers include Cheryl Strayed and Colin Meloy from The Decemberists. Next month, Tara is traveling to Turkey to read at the Nilüfer International Poetry Festival in Bursa.
Congratulations, Tara! We’re happy for you and will be on the lookout for your book next fall.
Tara Skurtu teaches incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program. She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Tara’s poems have been translated into Romanian and Hungarian, and her recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Plume, Memorious, DMQ Review, The Common, and Tahoma Literary Review