Artistic prodigy Tempest continues to hold her own

Artistic prodigy Tempest continues to hold her own
Kate Tempest: neither ignorant of, nor overawed by, the pastGetty

Hold Your Own

Picador, €12.99

Reviewed by Dermot Bolger

London-born poet Kate Tempest has packed a lot into her 28 years. At 16 she was competing in local rap battles and quickly carved out a deserved reputation in the arena of performance poetry, in Britain and abroad.

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