Poetry Day Double Bill 1: Tara Bergin & Kim Moore
Saturday 20th March 2:00pm
We open the Saturday afternoon of our bumper poetry weekend with the first of our traditional double bills, though there’s nothing traditional at all about either Tara Bergin or Kim Moore. Two very different poets who are concerned with the way our lives are deeply affected by politics, gender and history.
Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Co. Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of two poetry collections, 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.
Dr Kim Moore is one of the founders of Kendal Poetry Festival. Her first full-length collection, The Art of Falling (2015), won the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She was one of the judges for the 2018 National Poetry Competition and the 2020 Forward Prizes for Poetry. She recently completed her doctorate on poetry and everyday sexism at Manchester Metropolitan University and her second collection, All the Men I Never Married, is due in October 2021.
Please note that Dr Kim Moore has kindly stepped into the breach after Sean O’Brien was forced to withdraw from this event due to illness. We wish Sean a speedy recovery and hope to see him at Litfest again soon!