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Original, electrifying and mesmerising, Kate Tempest is the UK's finest spoken word rapper. She was crafting rhymes at sixteen and performing spoken word at twenty-one; since then, her fresh and inventive poetry has graced stages both sides of the Atlantic, from Glastonbury to New Yorks Nu Yorican poetry slam. Kate recently won the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for her poem Brand New Ancients - the first recipient under 40 to hvae ever done so.
Wise Words Festival are delighted to present this exceptional event showcasing work from her forthcoming collection, Hold Your Own. Continuing Kate's fascination with Greek mythology, it's an ambitious and multi-voiced collection that is inspired by the myth of Tiresias. Following her sell out tour of Brand New Ancients and a year off the poetry circuit, this is an early performance of Kate's new and much anticipated collection.
'As Ms. Tempest's gorgeous streams of words flow out, they conjure a story so vivid it's as if you had a state-of-the-art Blu-ray player stuffed into your brain, projecting image after image that sears itself into your consciousness' New York Times.
|Sun 21 Sep 2014||20:00 to 21:00|
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