Kate Tempest

john eden

male pale and stale
It is poetry that would sit well on "Later... With Jools Holland".

To be fair he had Sleaford Mods on there, but lots of people seemed to absolutely hate them. Which was great.

I don't pay a lot of attention to poetry but people like Salena Godden and Emily Harrison seem a bit more like it. Less cloying. Less comfortably Radio 4.

Kate Tempest is not the biggest problem we face though. There is always going to be a next poet that hits it big and they will always be terrible. Simon Armitage would be another one.
 

luka

Moderator
She's not the enemy. Just a symptom of English middle class taste. What interests me is where all the sort of writers I like went. The paranoid schizophrenic types. Crackpots. The sort of degenerates semiotexte was into. Hucksters. Drooling shamans. Very alienated people. Sheep killing dogs. Actual proper writers. There aren't any.
 

luka

Moderator
I am certain there is a market for it. I'm sure there are a few thousand people or so who want that itch scratched. Theory maybe is occupying that zone to some extent.
 

Leo

Active member
What interests me is where all the sort of writers I like went. The paranoid schizophrenic types. Crackpots. The sort of degenerates semiotexte was into. Hucksters. Drooling shamans. Very alienated people. Sheep killing dogs. Actual proper writers. There aren't any.
Josef K?
 

pattycakes_

Active member
Tempest is thick wooly jumpers, clutching a cup of cocoa, wearily looking out at the council estate on a gray day. Seth rogan level edgy.
 

luka

Moderator
As far as akala goes telly needs a youngish black man to keep coming on to articulate those views and be able to hold his own in those silly telly debates they have. It's sort of a structural thing. He seems to do a good job of it.
 
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