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Running Upon The Wires - Kate Tempest

Running Upon The Wires - Kate Tempest

Title: Running Upon The Wires

Author:  Kate Tempest

ISBN:  9781509830022

Weight:  345g

Limited and signed first edition, first print paperback original



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Running Upon The Wires by Kate Tempest

Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest’s first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own.  In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once.

Running Upon The Wires is, in a sense, a departure from her previous work, and unashamedly personal and intimate in its address – but will also confirm Tempest’s role as one of our most important poetic truth–tellers: it will be no surprise to readers to discover that she’s no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change.

Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings.

Peer & Press Reviews

Tempest’s first book of free-standing poetry since 2014’s Hold Your Own is a whirlwind of formal poems, spoken songs, ballads and fragments.  Capturing the total loss at the breakdown of a beloved relationship or the dangers of catching a song on the radio that can floor you in an instant, Tempest uses words like a time traveller taking the reader into fragments of their own lives, successes and heartbreaks.  Read and lose yourself in a total adventure.

Francesca Brown, Stylist

Praise for Kate Tempest…

One of the brightest British talents around.  [Tempest's] spoken-word performances have the metre and craft of traditional poetry, the kinetic agitation of hip-hop and the intimacy of a whispered heart-to-heart.

Sam Wolfson, Guardian

Dazzling wordsmithery…  As anyone who has seen her perform will know, she doesn’t just paint pictures with words when she performs, she paints fireworks in the night sky.

Claire Allfree, Metro UK

Bibliographic Info

Title:Running Upon The Wires
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first print paperback original
Edition background

Each book has a signature page, tipped-in before the title page, which has the book’s title and the phrase ‘One of a limited edition signed by the author’ printed on it.

Issued direct by Picador Poetry, the total number of copies in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown .

Overall condition:Very fine
Signed:On the tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Imprint:Picador Poetry
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9781509830022
ISBN 10:1509830022
Format:Paperback (softcover)
Size (h x w x d):197 x 154 x 7mm
Design Credits
Design conceptHarris Elliott
Cover imagesWalter and Zoniel

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