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Tara Skurtu
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Tara Skurtu is a poet and Teaching Fellow at Boston University. She’s a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Dalhousie Review, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere.

Entries by Tara Skurtu

A Poem in Memory of Trayvon Martin: 'Anyone's Son'

(39) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 12:28 AM

Anyone's Son

-- for the family of Trayvon Martin

This poem wants to write itself backwards.
Wishes it were born memory instead, skipping

time like a record needle stuck on the line
of your last second. You sit up. Brush not blood,

but dirt from...

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After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 6:43 AM

I've lived in Boston for almost 13 years and have never been downtown to see the Marathon -- but this year one of my close friends raised money for a local hospital and was running for the first time. She wanted her friends and family at the finish line, so...

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