Tara Skurtu

Tara Skurtu is the author of The Amoeba Game and the upcoming poetry collection Faith Farm. A two-time Fulbright grantee and recipient of a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and two Academy of American Poets prizes, she is the founder of International Poetry Circle, a national steering committee member of Writers for Democratic Action, and works as a writing coach. Tara’s recent poems appear in SalmagundiThe CommonThe Baffler, and Poetry Wales.

  • Leprechaun

    The old woman next door would appear in
  • Hanger

    You needed one
  • Happy Hour

    I wasn’t supposed to touch the two glazed ceramic turtles

    Salt and sour bait

    You didn’t have any

    We met at the revolving hotel door. You’d shaved
  • Indian River at Dusk

    The first and only time I caught a sheephead