Tara Bergin was born (1974) and grew up in Co. Dublin, Ireland. The process and influence of literary translation was the topic of her PhD research, and has preoccupied much of her writing since. She is the author of two poetry collections published by Carcanet Press, This Is Yarrow (2013) and The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (2017), which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes, and chosen as a Best Poetry Book of the year by The Times and the Irish Times. She lives in the Yorkshire Dales and lectures part-time at Newcastle University.