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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...

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

  • Michael

    I've loved each of Kate Tempest's previous books of poetry, so I had high expectations for this, her newest collection. Unfortunately, I found myself rather disappointed by her efforts this time ("efforts" sounds dismissive as I look at the word I've written, and I'm not inclined to change it).

    Kate's subject matter this time is herself, the ending and aftermath of one relationship and the start of a new one from the ashes of the old. There are some nice turns of phrase, but too few. There are so

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  • Merry

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

  • Juliana

    3.5 stars

    As someone who impulsively buys anything on the Poetry shelf at my local Waterstones, I’m pleasantly surprised to have stumbled upon an LGBT collection.

    Out of the Kate Tempest books I have read, this is by far the one that hits closest to home. I really enjoyed this one, although I must say that her writing style does not appeal to me. I also wish she’d talked more about the emotional and not just the sexual part of a wlw relationship.

  • Kate (Reading Through Infinity)

    Running Upon The Wires is a departure from Kate Tempest's usual type of poetry in its very personal subject matter. Tempest writes about her relationships with other women and the collection goes in reverse order, from the end, to the middle, to the beginning of her partnership. As always, her words are masterful. Every poem is rich in meaning and resonance, and some draw emotions out, unbidden. Her discussions of the intensity of falling in love are contrasted with the fierceness of the heartbr ...more

  • Ken French

    An emotionally raw exploration of love, told in reverse. Brilliant; Tempest’s writing never disappoints.

  • 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