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Video: Warsan Shire — Young Poet Laureate for London 2013-14

In her personal London Story, the latest of her commissions as part of her role as Young Poet Laureate for London, Warsan Shire uses the city as the backdrop for an exploration of her feelings of falling in love.

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Liz Brazile: The Power of Sharing Stories

As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing, while others were more monotonous. Nevertheless, hearing accounts of … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: “Give” — Kate Tempest

In this rough-cut video, Kate Tempest performs “Give” at Sofar New York on April 9th, 2012.

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: ‘Dregs in a Bottle’ by Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest performs “Dregs in a Bottle.” This video was filmed and recorded by Kim-Leng Hills in the poet’s house in November 2010.

April 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Video: “Pennies” by Kate Tempest

A love poem by Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes award for innovation in poetry.

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: “War Music” by Kate Tempest

Poet Kate Tempest performs “War Music” with improvised accompaniment by Tongue Fu.

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Video: “Renegade” by Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest is the most exciting thing to happen to the English language in a long time.            

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Big Ugly Men” by Kate Tempest

In this wild poem, Gloria the Barmaid is trapped after hours in the bar with Clive and Spider.          

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “The Ballad of Terry and Clive” by Kate Tempest

In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients.           … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest

Brand New Ancients:  the first of a three part series performed by spoken word artist Kate Tempest during a 2013 tour through England and ending in New York City.. Directed … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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