Divisible by Itself and One: Kae Tempest
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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! I always feel galvanised, inspired and in awe after seeing them totally immersed in their craft and passion. The Loop" was the standout, and the final poem, a "Love Song" dedicated to the LGBT+ community was a powerful and beautiful way to close the collection.
Divisible by Itself and One is also a book about human form, the body as boundary and how we are read by the world. 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 . For now it feels like a process of reaching a sense of identification and acceptance through an undoing and a letting go. As always with poetry, some just resonated with me more than others and I can't exactly pinpoint why.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. Kae Tempest has changed their pronouns since I read their last collection, which I massively enjoyed.
The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and. 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.Divisible by Itself and One is the powerful new collection from our foremost truth-teller Kae Tempest. Featuring a vibrant rainbow design, and our super-sized Q logo, you won't find a more stylish way to make a statement. 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. It is more powerful than a surrender and it becomes celebratory but doesn't shy away from pain and anger and the rawness of the unshaping process. There were some great and lovely poems in this collection and Tempest's rhythm and feeling for language is amazing.
Kae Tempest (pronouns: they/them) started out when they were 16, rapping at strangers on night buses and pestering MCs to let them on the mic at raves. A new poetry collection from Britain's foremost truth-teller, in Divisible by Itself and One Kae Tempest masterfully steers a path between their more public-facing performance and dramatic work and the contemplative voice that came to the fore in Running Upon the Wires. kae has such a kind and humble writing that digs all of our hidden parts the feelings we reject the face we see in the mirror. 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.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. 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. 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. I seen them perform some of these poems in person this week and if you have the chance to do the same I can’t recommend enough. Their books have been translated into eleven languages and published to critical acclaim around the world.