#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series presents Marilyn Chin & Tara Skurtu

Join Academy of American Poets Chancellor Marilyn Chin and Tara Skurtu for a reading on October 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's Roosevelt Room in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and author. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. Marilyn Chin’s books of poems include A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems, Hard Love Province, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, Dwarf Bamboo, and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty. She also published a book of magical fiction called Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has translated poems by the modern Chinese poet Ai Qing and co-translated poems by the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu.

Tara Skurtu is an American poet, translator, and public speaker based in Romania. A two-time U.S. Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, her poems are published in magazines such as Salmagundi, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Review. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania and the full poetry collection The Amoeba Game. She was a lecturer in creative writing and composition at Boston University, taught incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and was on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s inaugural MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.” She teaches creative writing in Bucharest.

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