Kate Tempest

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Kate Tempest
Kate Tempest (born Kate Esther Calvert, 1985) is a poet, spoken-word artist and playwright. In 2013 she won the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand New Ancients. In 2015-16, she was a visiting fellow in the Department of English at University College London.

She was listed number 90 in the Rainbow List 2014. The citation said:

"Anyone who has seen one of Tempest’s performances has probably fallen in love with her, and this year the world caught up, with a nomination for the Mercury Prize coinciding with a Ted Hughes Prize and a listing as one of the Poetry Book Society’s 20 Next Generation poets."[1]


  1. "Rainbow List 2014", The Independent.