Jo chats to writer and performer Kae Tempest, about their new book On Connection.
In their first book of non-fiction, On Connection, Kae Tempest explores how creativity can cultivate greater self-awareness and help establish a deeper relationship between ourselves and the world.
Tempest says: ‘Connection is the first step towards any act of acknowledgement, accountability or responsibility. It offers, whether fleeting or long-lasting, a closeness to all others. It is jubilant. Ecstatic. Without fear. Beneath the surface we are connected…’
This is a meditation on the power of creative connection. Drawing on twenty years’ experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity – however we choose to practise it – can cultivate greater self-awareness and help us establish a deeper relationship between ourselves and the world.
Kae Tempest was formerly known as Kate Tempest, but in August 2020, they announced they are non-binary. Tempest said they were changing the pronouns they use, from she and her to they and them. Their new name is pronounced like the letter K.