Author Profile: Tara Bergin is an Irish poet
Name: Tara Bergin
Timeline: After, This is Yarrow her debut collection in 2013 was published, she gained prominence as one of the most promising poets on the British scene.
The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx is a funny and tense collection which explores the eventual suicide and life of the daughter of Karl Marx. Having a rate originality of vision and voice, she was Madame Bovary’s first translator.
Background: Tara Bergin is an Irish poet born in 1974 in Dublin, Ireland. She is 46 years old. She completed her education at Newcastle University. In 2002 she shifted to England and later she was awarded her PhD (in thesis on Ted Hughes’s translations of Janos Pilinszky) in 2012 from Newscastle University.
Presently Tara resides in Yorkshire. Presently Tara Bergin works as a part time lecturer in Poetry – Creative Writing in Newcastle University. She has also given talks in Poland, Hungary and Russia as part of her academic work.
Genre: Tara Bergin loves reading and at the same time both serious and popular art forms, stimulate her. Visuals sources and reflections have helped her created her debut poem collection. While writing her poems she has tried matching certain experiences and ideas to a particular set of images, tone or form.
Tara Bergin has made a smooth and remarkable entrance into the ranks of the British scene, by capturing the opposite truth in her debut collection.
Literary Contributions: Tara Bergin’s literary work includes This Is Yarrow (2013) and The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (2017). This Is Yarrow is cleverly and humorously written unpredictable collection of poems that challenge familiarity people have with the world around them.
Carcanet Press published This is Yarrow her debut collection besides her second collection The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx.
Unique Stylistic Features: In 2014 she won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize for This Is Yarrow, her collection of poems. The Poetry Book Society awarded her the title ‘Next Generation Poet’ in 2014. The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx her second collection of poems was shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award as well as the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Her collection of poems has featured in PN Review, Poetry Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Best British Poetry 2012 and Poetry London. Her selection of poems also appears in the Carcanet anthology New Poetries V.
With her work which is at once forensically attentive and unsettlingly offbeat, she has emerged as a fixture of poetry festivals all over the United Kingdom.