Students will be joined by SHC Fellow 2023 Kae Tempest for a wide-ranging discussion on their work as a writer, a poet, lyricist, and performance and recording artist.
Wed 26 Apr at 2.30pm
The Cube at One Elmwood, Queen's University Belfast
Kae Tempest is a poet. They are also a writer, a lyricist, a performance and recording artist. They have published plays, poems, novels, non-fiction essays, released albums and toured extensively, selling out shows from Reykjavik to Rio de Janeiro. They received Mercury Music Prize nominations for both of the albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos and two Ivor Novello nominations for The Book of Traps and Lessons. They were named a Next Generation Poet in 2014, a once in a decade accolade. 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. Their books have been translated into eleven languages and published to critical acclaim around the world.
They were born in London in 1985 where they still live. They hope to continue putting words together for a long time.