Kate Tempest

  • Labelling Writers and Writing Labels

    There was a huge furore in the poetry world last week begun by Rebecca Watts’s article criticising what she refers to as ‘amateur’ spoken word poetry and three of its most successful artists – Holly McNish, Rupi Kaur and Kate Tempest. Part of the scandal was down to the personal, and arguably unkind, tone of…

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  • Sowing

    I’ve been so busy that I can barely believe it’s been four weeks since my last blog. ‘How is the book going?’ people keep asking.  My reply at the moment is tentative but consistent, ‘It’s going.’  I am making progress but I am aware I still have quite a way to go.  Between helping my…

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