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Divisible by Itself and One: Kae Tempest

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Even in cases where the poem itself didn't touch me as much as others, it still had a melodic flow that made it very enjoyable to read. Groaning in the empty garden in a moment that lasted till now, the almighty swore they'd never live again. Sehr spannend ist es dabei nachzuvollziehen, wie sich im Detail beim Übersetzen entschieden wurde, bestimmte Ausdrucksweisen umzusetzen. Tempest uses words like a time traveller, taking the reader into fragments of their own lives, successes and heartbreaks.

Ruminative, wise, with a newer, more contemplative and metaphysical note running through, it is a book engaged with the big questions and the emotional states in which we live and create.The abstractness and symbolism in many instances obscures the message and meaning of the poem despite the power of the language used by the poet.

They received Mercury Music Prize nominations for both of the albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos , and two Ivor Novello nominations for their song-writing on The Book of Traps and Lessons . Taking its bearings - and title - from the prime number, Divisible by Itself and One is concerned, ultimately, with integrity: how to live in honest relationship with oneself and others. There were moments of Tempest genius in here but this collection didn't seem to have the same urgency and direction as the likes of Hold Your Own or Let them Eat Chaos. For now it feels like a process of reaching a sense of identification and acceptance through an undoing and a letting go. Taking its bearings - and title - from the prime number, Divisible by Itself and One is concerned, ultimately, with integrity: how to live in honest relationship with oneself and others.Questions of integrity – hence the prime number of the title – are addressed in direct, affecting terms: how can we be true to ourselves while under constant pressure to conform? They have published plays, poems, a novel, a book-length essay, released albums and toured extensively, selling out shows from Reykjavik to Rio de Janeiro.

As with most poetry collection, there were some poems I liked better than others and I do think I like some of Tempest's other works better, but this was still very good and very powerful! Questions of integrity - hence the prime number of the title - are addressed in direct, affecting terms: how can we be true to ourselves while under constant pressure to conform? It’s poems about human relations, and the human condition are underlain and, at times, filled with anger.I think I will read whatever Kae Tempest will publish, even though the poems in this collection didn’t speak to me as much as their previous work. I always feel galvanised, inspired and in awe after seeing them totally immersed in their craft and passion. Stories of transformation hold a central place in Tempest’s work, their best to date; here, the poet considers the changes that are sometimes required to be oneself. They received the Ted Hughes Award for their long-form narrative poem Brand New Ancients and the Leone D’Argento at the Venice Teatro Biennale for their work as a playwright. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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