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Hold your own / Kate Tempest.

Author/Creator:
Tempest, Kae, 1985- author.
Standardized Title:
Poems. Selections
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
107 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
English poetry -- 21st century.
Tiresias (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.
English poetry.
Tiresias (Greek mythology)
Form/Genre:
Poetry.
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.
ISBN:
1632862050
9781632862051
OCLC:
897825587
Publisher Number:
99964007855
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