Colette Bryce & Tara Bergin
Two talented Irish poets on the ascendant, Colette Bryce and Tara Bergin, come together to read and discuss their work at an event presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing. Colette Bryce is the author of four collections including The Heel of Bernadette (winner of the Aldeburgh Prize) and The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (shortlisted for the Forward, Costa and Roehampton Poetry Prizes). Her Selected Poems is a PBS Special Commendation 2017 and was described by the Irish Times as ‘one of those books you might buy someone as a gift and end up keeping for yourself.’
Tara Bergin’s debut collection, This is Yarrow, won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and she was named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014. She will be reading poems from her new collection The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx, exploring themes of intense love and grief with a dark humour. The event will be hosted by John McAuliffe.