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  • Brand New Ancients: A Poem

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632862075
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: March 2015
    Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. /The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, /grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.Kate Tempest's words in Brand New Ancients are written to be read aloud; the book combines poem, rap, and humanist sermon, by turns tender and fierce. Set in Southeast London,Brand New Ancients finds the mythic in the mundane. It is the story of two half-brothers, Thomas and Clive, unknown to each other -- Thomas the result of an affair between his mother and Clive's father. Tempest, with wide-ranging empathy, takes us inside the passionless marriage of Jane and Kevin -- the man who suspects Thomas is not his son, but loves him just the same -- and the neighboring home of Mary and Brian, where betrayal has not been so placidly accepted. The sons of these two households -- quiet, creative Thomas and angry, destructive Clive -- will cross paths in adolescence, their fates converging with mortal fury.These characters' loves, their infidelities, their disappointments and their small comforts -- these, Tempest argues, are timeless. Our lives and our choices are no less important than those of history and myth. Awarded the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Brand New Ancients insists on our importance as individuals -- and asserts Kate Tempest's importance as a talent impossible to ignore.
  • Hold Your Own

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632862051
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: March 2015
    My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat.Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Brand New Ancients and widely regarded as the UK's leading spoken word poet, has produced a new poem-sequence of electrifying power. Based on the myth of the blind prophet Tiresias,Hold Your Own is a riveting tale of youth and experience, sex and love, wealth and poverty, community and alienation. Walking in the forest one morning, a young man disturbs two copulating snakes-and is punished by the goddess Hera, who turns him into a woman. This is only the beginning of his journey . . . Weaving elements of classical myth, autobiography and social commentary, Tempest uses the story of the gender-switching, clairvoyant Tiresias to create four sequences of poems, addressing childhood, manhood, womanhood, and late life. The result is a rhythmically hypnotic tour de force-and a hugely ambitious leap forward for one of the most broadly talented and compelling young writers today.
  • Hopelessly Devoted (Modern Plays)

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781472590961
    • Publisher: Methuen Drama
    • Published: December 2014
  • Let Them Eat Chaos

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632868770
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: January 2017
  • Running Upon the Wires: Poems

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781635570199
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Published: November 2018
  • The Bricks that Built the Houses

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620409039
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Bricks that Built the Houses

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620409015
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: May 2016
    A debut novel by the acclaimed writer and rap artist follows the experiences of two women who, after forging a deep connection, run away together when one is compelled to flee to London, and have their bond is shaped and challenged by respective memories. 50,000 first printing.
  • Wasted

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781408185766
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: April 2013
  • Wasted (Student Editions)

    By Kate Tempest

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781350094925
    • Publisher: Methuen Drama
    • Published: January 2020

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