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Running Upon the Wires: Poems

Running Upon the Wires is full body art, smack against love in all its stages, a battle to the finishor the beginningthe epic struggle (and ecstasy) as only Kate Tempest could record. Bob HolmanFrom award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, rapper, and recording artist Kate Tempest, an unabashedly intimate poetry collection that confirms her as one of our most important poetic truth tellers.My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires (James Joyce, Dubliners).Award-winning writer, spoken-word star, and spellbinding performer Kate Tempest is as bold an observer of the human heart as she is of social and political change. Her raw and exhilarating new collection of poems throbs with loves extremes: the end of one relationship, the budding of another, and what happens when the heart is pulled both ways at once.Calling in its title upon the classical poets harp, the technological wires of communication, and the neural wires of feeling, Tempests...

Title : Running Upon the Wires: Poems
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ISBN : 9781635570199
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 pages
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Running Upon the Wires: Poems Reviews

  • Angela

    I’m a big fan of this multi talented writer and her new collection of love poems does not disappoint. I’d recommend listening to the podcast with her poetry editor, where they chat about the process of writing and editing this collection (Guardian Books podcast) as it gives some insight into the process. I will re-read and recommend this.

  • Fiona

    I read this mostly in one bus journey from work while listening to a Marika Hackman, because it felt appropriate. The two seem pretty close together in the way they write about relationships especially as this book's about the breakdown of a relationship, the start of a new one and the messy part in the middle where the two overlap. It would actually have been more appropriate to listen to I'm Not Your Man to completely match up the two, as I listened to We Slept At Last instead and that's a sli ...more

  • Маrika Kosciuszko

    Doposiaľ najosobnejšia, najintímnejšia zbierka poézie od Kate Tempest je vystavaná ako uzavretý kruh-začína rozpadom dlhoročného vzťahu a končí zamilovaním sa. Medzi týmito dvoma brehmi je všetko čo medzi ne patrí- momenty zúfalstva, promiskuita, vášeň, romantické momenty.

    Pre umocnenie dojmu si odporúčam pozrieť performance- resp. čítačku celej zbierky autorkou (nájdete ľahko na youtube).

  • Katie

    3.5 /5

    “The whole world is a sick joke about how beautiful you are” – Kate Tempest, Running Upon the Wires

    I adored Kate Tempest’s previous collections Hold Your Own and Let Them Eat Chaos, and they both hold very special places in my heart. Understandably, I was very excited to get my hands on her latest collection.

    Running Upon the Wires shows us a different side to the poet, this collection is definitely her most raw and personal. The collection follows the breakdown of one relationship, the beg
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  • Maria

    "You know, it used to keep me up at night,

    The lack of you"

  • Michelle

    My least favourite Kate Tempest, but this still had some strong and beautiful poems in it that I could really connect with.

  • Juliano

    Kate Tempest’s latest work, a collection of poetry titled ‘Running Upon The Wires’, is published today and is an incredible output from an artist consistently working at the top of her game. Progressing from a breakup to the formation and continuation of new love, and beautifully/brutally covering the messy period in between, this is arguably the most personal work that Kate Tempest has released; there are no characters as in her previous works - and, unlike Let Them Eat Chaos, her previous long ...more

  • Merry

    I find rating poety incredibly hard but I was fascinated by this collection and really enjoyed my reading experience.