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Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry | 28-Mar-13

Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for Brand New Ancients!

Judges Maura Dooley, Ian Duhig and Cornelia Parker have presented the 2012 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry to Kate Tempest for Brand New Ancients. Now in its fourth year, the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry is awarded annually to recognise excellence and innovation in poetry. It is one of the only awards to acknowledge the wide range of work being produced by poets - not just in books, but beyond. Brand New Ancients is an hour-long spoken story told over a live orchestral score. It tells the tale of two families as they intertwine and collide, all set against the epic backdrop of mythology and the city. Kate Tempest's touring show was produced in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre, with a score composed by Nell Catchpole in collaboration with and performed by Kwake Bass, Raven Bush, Natasha Zielazinski and Jo Gibson.

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