The poems in Tara Bergin’s debut collection combine sensuous, supple lyricism with the unsettling familiarity of folklore, fairytale and dream. They are inhabited by characters who seem at first widely different from one another, yet share nervous energy, a troubled state of mind: ‘I am unwell, little crow, / I am unwell and far from home / where longing lives in my house’.
In This is Yarrow Bergin gathers language from a wide range of sources and places to create a music and vision entirely her own.
- Author: Tara Bergin
- Publisher: Carcanet
- ISBN: 9781847772367