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Running Upon the Wires is Kae Tempest’s first audiobook 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 listeners 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 heartbreaking, moving and joyous audiobook about love in its endings and in its beginnings.

©2018 Kate Tempest (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Beautiful

The perfect encapsulation of the ebb and flow of relationships. So empowering to hear the natural beauty of lesbian relationships without patriarchal objectification.

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Emotional, human.

My mind followed kates through every joyous moment and every painful fall. Would reccomend for all.

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loved it

I love Kate tempest. I loved this book. the poems are different from her songs but still have her style and eloquence with words.

If I had to describe them it would be honest and beautiful.

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Another masterpiece by the excentral Kate tempest!

You do it every time Kate, glad to have you back in town again
JJ