Coverart for item
The Resource Brand new ancients, Kate Tempest

Brand new ancients, Kate Tempest

Label
Brand new ancients
Title
Brand new ancients
Statement of responsibility
Kate Tempest
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Yes, the gods are on the park bench, the gods are on the bus, / The gods are all here, the gods are in us. / The gods are timeless, fearless, fighting to be bold, / conviction is a heavy hand to hold, / grip it, winged sandals tearing up the pavement -- / you, me, everyone: Brand New Ancients.Kate Tempest's words in Brand New Ancients are written to be read aloud; the book combines poem, rap, and humanist sermon, by turns tender and fierce. Set in Southeast London, Brand New Ancients finds the mythic in the mundane. It is the story of two half-brothers, Thomas and Clive, unknown to each other -- Thomas the result of an affair between his mother and Clive's father. Tempest, with wide-ranging empathy, takes us inside the passionless marriage of Jane and Kevin -- the man who suspects Thomas is not his son, but loves him just the same -- and the neighboring home of Mary and Brian, where betrayal has not been so placidly accepted. The sons of these two households -- quiet, creative Thomas and angry, destructive Clive -- will cross paths in adolescence, their fates converging with mortal fury.These characters' loves, their infidelities, their disappointments and their small comforts -- these, Tempest argues, are timeless. Our lives and our choices are no less important than those of history and myth. Awarded the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Brand New Ancients insists on our importance as individuals -- and asserts Kate Tempest's importance as a talent impossible to ignore"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tempest, Kae
Dewey number
821/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.E655
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • POETRY / General
Label
Brand new ancients, Kate Tempest
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/075/9781632862075/image/lgcover.9781632862075.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1645283
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9781632862075
Lccn
2014044591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1645283
  • (OCoLC)897825584
Label
Brand new ancients, Kate Tempest
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/075/9781632862075/image/lgcover.9781632862075.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1645283
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9781632862075
Lccn
2014044591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1645283
  • (OCoLC)897825584

Library Locations

    • Hamilton-Wenham Public LibraryBorrow it
      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
Processing Feedback ...