Born in northern California, Tara has traveled and lived in Europe, the United Kingdom and the western United States.
Her writing focuses on social and relationship issues such as isolation, loneliness, marginalization, fear, terror, love and death. She writes in a contemporary, free verse manner. Her poems have been featured in print and on numerous poetry sites including OCCULUM, Rasputin, Midnight Lane Gallery, Uut, Idle Ink, The Cabinet of Heed, Spelk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Social Justice Poetry, Spilling Cocoa on Martin Amis, Wanton Fuckery, The Poet Community, Poems and Poetry and more.
Her varied influences include the Beat Poets including Lew Welch and Ginsberg, as well as Montaigne, Rumi, Baudelaire, Sexton, William Carlos Williams, Lucretius, Shakespeare, Elliot, Wolfe, Yeats, Heaney, Patti Smith, Blake, Panayotopoulos, and Akhmatova. In addition to poetry, she writes flash fiction, humor, critique and film treatments.