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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Friday, May 1 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Tara Skurtu Reading and Q&A *Student Track* LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Come see Tara Skurtu share her poetry. You'll also have the chance to ask her questions!

A note from Tara:
Every time I sit down to write a poem, I think, what the heck do I know about writing a poem? I never know exactly what I'm doing or where each poem will end up, but there's some part of me that trusts myself to get there. This unknowing part of the writing process, to me, is where the poetry happens. Most of my poems derive from experience, photographs, and memories. Lately, after spending time abroad, I find myself writing about the limits of language, love, and distance. In my reading, you'll hear an assortment of poems from my manuscript, The Amoeba Game. We can discuss anything about the writing process you'd like. Seriously, ask me anything--about writing and revision, poems in response to social justice issues, translation, how traveling changed my poetry, how to get unstuck when you're feeling writer's block. I look forward to reading poems and meeting all of you! 

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Tara Skurtu

Poet, Teacher, Translator, Boston University Prison Education Program
Tara Skurtu, originally from South Florida, is a poet and translator living in Boston. She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Tara teaches incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, Plume, Memorious, Salamander, and Poet Lore. Her... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:40am - 10:40am
Hawthorne Sophia Room

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