Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013) has written a poem in memory of Trayvon Martin, which has just been published on the Huffington Post. Click here to read her poem online. Tara has also written a firsthand account of the Boston Marathon bombings for the Huffington Post.
Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013)’s 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. Earlier this year she was named one of Lloyd Schwartz (“Fresh Air”)’s six favorite new poets. Tara has also recently been awarded the BU Class of 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize. The contest judge was Gail Mazur; one poet in the current poetry class was selected. She is a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry and will travel this fall to Romania.