Let Them Eat Chaos

  • Tempest, Kate
  • Editorial: Palgrave Macmillan


Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest’s new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and, one by one, we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other – and their last chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest’s electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year.

La opinión de nuestros inspiradores

  • María Blasco

    Tener ocasión de escuchar en directo la poesía cantada (o “spoken word” en inglés) de Kate Tempest es una experiencia catártica. Imposible no rendirse ante su voz, sus letras y su autenticidad. Potente, como una tempestad, como el apellido artístico ha elegido para sí misma. Este libro recopila las letras de su ultimo álbum. Una gran poeta británica reconocida con el Premio de Poesía Ted Hughes, uno de los más prestigiosos del Reino Unido.

    María Blasco sobre Let Them Eat Chaos

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Let Them Eat Chaos
Tempest, Kate
Palgrave Macmillan
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