Poet Tara Skurtu knows the influence of roots. A first-generation American, she was born in Key West, Florida. But her roots are Romanian. She would have heard Romanian spoken in her home, and she would have heard the stories of and from the homeland. And that fusion of life American and roots Romanian would lead her to a keen awareness of words and language, one she discovered in college in Boston.
That awareness, in turn, has led to poetry. And it’s also led to two Fulbright Awards, two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship.
It’s also led to The Amoeba Game, her first published collection of poetry.
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