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New poetry from a fiercely talented, Ted Hughes Award-winning poet.

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.

©2014 Kate Tempest (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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  • Sally Taylor
  • 07-02-17

Amazing and inspiring

Kate's work makes me feel fully alive. So inspired.
Listen to what's beneath her work.