Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday Short

Today's short features the performance poet/rapper, novelist*, and playwright Kate Tempest, who also is the first person under 40 to receive the Ted Hughes Award for innovation in poetry (2013). The short demonstrates why she's become a sensation.

Read Sam Wolfson's article in The Guardian, "Kate Tempest: The Performance Poet Who Can't Be Ignored". 

Also see Claire Armistead's article "Kate Tempest Wins Ted Hughes Poetry Prize for 'Spoke Story'".

* Tempest's debut novel is The Bricks that Built the Houses. (See Waterstones for a signed limited edition of the 2016 book.) Her full-length poetry collection Hold You Own (Picador) was published in 2014.

Kate Tempest on FaceBook and Twitter

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