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Tempest, Kate

Overview
Works: 27 works in 159 publications in 8 languages and 2,256 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Poetry  Spoken word poetry  Drama  Rap (Music)  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Alternative rock music  Rock music 
Roles: Author, Performer, Singer, Lyricist, Musician, Interviewee, Actor, Composer
Classifications: PR6120.E655, 821.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kate Tempest
The bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest( Book )

34 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Becky, Harry, and Leon are leaving London in a fourth-hand Ford with a suitcase full of stolen money, in a mess of tangled loyalties and impulses. But can they truly leave the city that's in their bones? ... Rich in character and restless in perspective, driven by ethics and empathy, it asks-and seeks to answer-how best to live with and love one another."--Page [2] book jacket
Let them eat chaos by Kate Tempest( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and, one by one, we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other--and offers them a chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest's electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year"--Page 4 of cover
Brand new ancients : a poem by Kate Tempest( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 : poems by Kate Tempest( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Wasted by Kate Tempest( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm making a decision. I'm changing things. This is it. Three old friends. One remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it's time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it. A day-glo trip through the parks and raves and cafes of South London, where life is what you make it. The rapid fire rhymes of Kate Tempest paint a picture of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving world, sound-tracked by an exhilarating score. Kate Tempest is the UK's most exciting performance poet, currently serving up a storm in the UK hip-hop scene with her band Sound Of Rum. Wasted is her debut play and features her trademark lyrical ferocity in a dynamic theatrical staging. A play about love, life and losing your mind
Hold your own by Kate Tempest( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Brand new ancients by Kate Tempest( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years. Her dramatic poem 'Brand new Ancients' won the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music. 'Brand new Ancients' is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods
Hopelessly devoted by Kate Tempest( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate, Serena, becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first face her past"--Page 4 of cover
Let them eat chaos by Kate Tempest( Recording )

21 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a 48-minute long hip-hop-influenced performance poem about the alienated lives of the residents of one south London street, set to a variety of post-dubstep bass music. It opens with an invocation of Mother Earth and ends with a plea for humanity to, as Primal Scream once had it, come together as one. In between, it variously takes aim at capitalism, gentrification, celebrity culture, political corruption and global warming
Everybody down by Kate Tempest( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running upon the wires by Kate Tempest( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest's first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once. Running Upon The Wires is, in a sense, a departure from her previous work, and unashamedly personal and intimate in its address - but will also confirm Tempest's role as one of our most important poetic truth-tellers: it will be no surprise to readers to discover that she's no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change. Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings
Modern life is rubbish by Blur (Pop Group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand New Ancients/Brandneue Klassiker Lyrik by Kate Tempest( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let Them Eat Chaos/Sollen sie doch Chaos fressen Lyrik by Kate Tempest( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand new ancients : Lyrik : englisch und deutsch = Brandneue Klassiker by Kate Tempest( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything speaks in its own way by Kate Tempest( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#x98;The#x9C; bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mantente firme by Kate Tempest( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aju saeroun godaeindeul( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conditions remixed by Temper Trap( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Calvert, Kate Esther

Calvert, Kate Esther 1985-

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest Brits zangeres

Kate Tempest englische Rapperin, Lyrikerin, Theater- und Romanautorin

Kate Tempest poet, spoken word artist and playwright

Kate Tempest poeta y novelista y rapera británica

Kate Tempest poète et rappeuse britannique

Темпест, Кейт

케이트 템페스트

템페스트, 케이트 1985-

Languages
English (116)

German (15)

French (5)

Italian (4)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)