Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin. Her first collection of poems, This is Yarrow, was published by Carcanet in 2013, and was awarded the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize, and the Shine/Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish author. In 2014 she was named a Poetry Book Society “Next Generation” poet. Her work has appeared in Poetry Review, PN Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Ireland Review, Trumpet, and the TLS. She is currently lecturing part-time at Newcastle University.