Archival Afterlives: 

Poetry Reading with Tara Bergin and Elaine Feinstein 

Thursday 29th June, 6.15pm

We are delighted to host two fine contemporary poets at the Irish World Heritage Centre as part of the 2017 John Rylands Research Institute' Conference, 'Archival Afterlives' exploring British and Irish Poetry (27-29 June).

Tara Bergin is from Dublin. Her first collection of poems, This is Yarrow, was published by Carcanet in 2013, and won the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize, and the Shine/Strong Award. She is now working on her second collection, due to published in 2017. New poems have recently appeared in tender, Manchester Review, Granta, Poetry (Chicago), and Poetry Ireland Review. Tara currently lives in the North of England and lectures part time at Newcastle University.

Elaine Feinstein is a poet, novelist, and biographer. She has received many prizes, including a Cholmondeley Award for Poetry, the Betty Miller Prize for her experimental novel The Circle, (long-listed for the ‘lost’ Man Booker in 2010) and an Honorary D.Litt from the University of Leicester. Her biographies include lives of Pushkin, Akhmatova and Ted Hughes. Her books have been translated into most European languages. She has served on the Council of the Royal Society of Literature, and as Chair of the Judges for the T.S.Eliot Award.   Her most recent book is THE CLINIC,MEMORY:New and Selected Poems (Carcanet,2017).   

This event is delivered in collaboration with the John Rylands Research Institute and with the kind support of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Ireland) under their Emigrant Support Programme.