Book cover for Hold Your Own

Hold Your Own



09 October 2014
128 pages
Imprint: Picador


Poet, performer, novelist: the rise of the uncategorisable Kate Tempest
Tempest's voice looks to be one we will be hearing for some while to come
Dazzling wordsmithery. . . As anyone who has seen her perform will know, she doesn't just paint pictures with words when she performs, she paints fireworks in the night sky
A winning wielder of words. . . The common thread through Tempest's diverse work is her love of words. In mesmerising rhyme and galloping rhythm, her passion for the classics collides with urban street slang, social observation, consumerism and the concerns of contemporary youth