Tara Skurtu is guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog


Wonderful news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13)! Tara has been featured as the guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog. Her conversational and thought-provoking series of posts cover a variety of topics, including teaching writing, fear and writing, and growing to love poetry (again). One of the posts features the BU Prison Education Program, where Tara taught. Read her posts below:

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing
The Committees in our Heads: on Fear and Writing
Poetry at Stake
Thoreau’s Nephew: Romania’s Literary Slaughterhouse
I Don’t Like Poetry, I’m Not a Poetry Person

Congratulations, Tara!

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.


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