Please join us to celebrate the Dublin launch of Savage Tales by Tara Bergin at Books Upstairs. Introducing the reading will be poet and writer Jessica Traynor.
The event is free and open to all with no need to register. Refreshments will be provided and copies of the book available for purchase and sigining.
Tara Bergin’s third collection, Savage Tales, continues to explore original territory, bringing the riddle, song and dialogue into a series of formally inventive and blackly comic sequences. Bergin’s book asks us to steer our way through a chorus of exchanges and situations, as she charts the fraught course between the making of individual poems and, uneasy bedfellow of this sustained activity, an authority which is always here called into question. Dramatizing the contemporary and the classic with great wit, ingenuity and panache, Savage Tales confirms Bergin as one of the outstanding poets of our time.
Tara Bergin has published two previous collections of poetry with Carcanet Press, This is Yarrow (winner of the Seamus Heaney Prize for Poetry), and The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes).