Tara Skurtu

Tara Skurtu is a two-time Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. She is the author of The Amoeba Game, and her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Salmagundi, The Common, The Baffler, and Poetry Wales.

  • 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