Hold Your Own

Hold Your Own

Kate Tempest


Review
One of the brightest British abilities round. Her spoken-word performances have the metre and craft of conventional poetry, the kinetic agitation of hip-hop and the intimacy of a whispered heart-to-heart . . . drawing on old mythology and sermonic cadence to inform tales of the typical. (The Guardian)

Gorgeous streams of phrases . . . photograph after picture that sears itself into your realization . . . Ms. Tempest stitches jointly phrases with such animate grace that language acquires a virtually tactile caliber, and the drama she unfolds . . . soars to operatic dimensions. (Christopher Isherwood, ny instances on fresh Ancients)

About the Author
Kate Tempest grew up in southeast London and commenced rapping while she used to be 16 years outdated. She has had a diverse occupation as a poet, playwright, rapper, and recording artist. She has published a spoken-word album; a multimedia venture every thing Speaks in its personal manner; and a recording album, stability, together with her band Sound of Rum. Her solo checklist, all people Down -- an idea album that includes characters who will go back in her debut novel, The Bricks That construct the homes (Bloomsbury, iciness sixteen) -- is shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize. She is a two-time winner of the poetry slam on the Nu Yorican Poetry Cafe, and has obtained poetry commissions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation and the BBC. Her narrative poem fresh Ancients, conceived as a functionality piece, received the Ted Hughes Award in 2012, and should be released along carry your personal, her first assortment. In 2014, Tempest was once chosen as considered one of this decade's 20 subsequent iteration Poets from the united kingdom and eire.

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