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Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients

Winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. 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 ...


Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients


Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients

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 ...


Brand New Ancients: A Poem

Brand New Ancients: A Poem

"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 ...


Brand New Ancients

Brand New Ancients


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