Hold Your Own

4.25 based on 1186 ratings & 150 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 09.10.2014
ISBN: 9781447241225
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Hold Your Own, Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias. This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child, man and woman to blind prophet; through this structure, Tempest holds up a mirror to contemporary life in a direct and provocative way rarely associated with poetry.

A vastly popular and accomplished performance poet, Tempest commands a huge and dedicated following on the performance and rap circuit. Brand New Ancients, also available from Picador, won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and has played to packed concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the media

Kate Tempest proves poetry has a place in pop . . . [Tempest] has made history, transcending the line between poetry and music
Telegraph
Tempest follows her Ted Hughes Prize-winning Brand New Ancients with a bold retelling of the myth of Tiresias. In a voice at once inviting and challenging, erudite and incongruous, the 28-year-old south Londoner confirms her position as one of literature's most remarkable millennials
Financial Times
Her reworking of the Tiresias myth has all of the form's virtues . . . a powerful immediacy
Belfast Telegraph