Tara Skurtu is one of Lloyd Schwartz’s 6 Favorite New Poets

Lloyd Schwartz, a poet and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a a regular commentator for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” has just named six of his favorite new poets. We are proud to report that one of the six is our own Tara Skurtu, who is currently studying with Robert Pinsky and Louise Glück in BU’s MFA in Poetry program. Tara will travel as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow to Romania this fall and will graduate from BU in January 2014.

You can read the story and one of Tara’s poems (that originally appeared in Salamander) here:


She also has two new poems (“Biter” and “Foreclosure”–written while in the program) up at B O D Y, an international online magazine based in Prague.


Tara Skurtu is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems appear in Poetry Review, Hanging Loose, Salamander, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review, Hiram Poetry Review, The Southeast Review, The Comstock Review, and elsewhere.

Congratulations, Tara!

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