Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. Her work includes the plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted; the poetry collections Everything Speaks in its Own Way and Hold Your Own; the albums Everybody Down, Balance and Let Them Eat Chaos; the long poems Brand New Ancients and Let Them Eat Chaos; and her debut novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses. "
" She was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for her debut album, Everybody Down, and received the Ted Hughes Award and a Herald Angel Award for Brand New Ancients. Kate was also named a Next Generation poet in 2014.
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From Kate Tempest's first full-length poetry collection Hold Your Own.
Kate Tempest's poetry performance includes poems from her latest collection, Hold Your Own.
Born more brawn than most,
Born close to ghosts.
You could tell she wasn’t from
The same place as the rest,
Born wrong.She grew.
'School' is taken from Kate Tempest's 2014 collection Hold Your Own.
Earlier this year Kate Tempest recorded a performance of Brand New Ancients at Strathmore Publishing's recording studio for the audio version of her epic poem. Ginnie Steiner was on hand to take some photographs so you can see what went on behind the scenes...
We love the dedication of Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients almost as much as the poem iteslf. Read it, and an extract, here
Watch Kate Tempest performing part of Brand New Ancients – prepare to have your mind blown!
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