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Tara Bergin Wins Heaney Prize

Dublin-born poet Tara Bergin has received the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for her debut collection, This Is Yarrow. The prize is awarded for the best first collection published in the UK or Ireland in the preceding year. The judging panel, headed up by fellow poet Ciaran Carson, director of the Heaney Centre, described This Is Yarrow in glowing terms:

"Through all the sifting, calibrating and circling round it was Tara Bergin's book This is Yarrow that held us in thrall. The poems are suffused with the sense of the poet moving way outside the known or knowing world to bring back strange and urgent news; poetry that once we hear it, we wonder how we ever did without it."

Watch the video below to hear Tara's own rendition of one of the poems from the collection, "At The Garage".