Running Upon The Wires

Running Upon The Wires

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2018
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Synopsis

Running Upon The Wires is Kae 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 Tempest is no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than they are 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.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509830022
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 112g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 154 x 8 mm

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