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Author Tempest, Kate, author.

Title Hold your own / Kate Tempest.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    821.92 TEM    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 107 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject English poetry -- 21st century.
Tiresias (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.
Added Title Poems. Selections
ISBN 9781632862051 paperback
1632862050 paperback

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