Poetry Reading by Tara Bergin, Newcastle University
Irish poet Tara Bergin will read her poetry on Thursday, March 29th, in Feliciano 015, 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Bergin was born in Dublin and now teaches creative writing at Newcastle University in England. Her first volume, This is Yarrow (2013) , won the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for Best First Collection 2014 and the Irish Shine/ Strong Award. It was also shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award. Her second collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx, was a 2017 Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2017, and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. But these facts do not begin to suggest the dramatic, edgy, hilarious tone of Bergin's poetry, which can be witty and serious, light and intense, all at the same time. Students in the Women Poets class particularly enjoyed Bergin's poem "Talking with Anne-Marie After the American Election."
Tara Bergin's reading is sponsored by the Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professorship.