Running Upon the Wires

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Running Upon the Wires is Kate 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 she’s no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change. Running Upon the Wires is a heart breaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings.


  • (Author)   Kate Tempest
  • (Series)  --
  • (Illustrated)  No
  • (Illustrator)   --
  • (Age range)  --
  • (ISBN)  9781509830022
  • (Publisher)  Picador
  • (Printing date)  2018
  • (Format)  Paperback
  • (Dust jacket)  --
  • (Weight)  110g
  • (Size)  20 x 15 x 0.6 cm
  • (No. of pages)  56
  • (RRP)  £9.99