Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of The Amoeba Game, the debut poetry collection by American poet Tara Skurtu, to our Autumn 2017 list.
Skurtu, born in Key West, Florida, is a Boston-based poet and translator currently living in Romania, where she is a 2015-2017 Fulbright lecturer at Transilvania University of Brașov and is translating contemporary Romanian poetry.
Skurtu holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship.
Before her Fulbright, Skurtu taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in the Creative Writing department, taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and served on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s 2014 MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.”
Her poems are published and translated internationally, and recent work appears in The Kenyon Review, Plume, Poetry Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and Poetry Wales. The Amoeba Game, which has taken her eight years to complete, will be her first collection of poems.
author photo by Cătălin Georgescu.