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Kate Tempest on making the ordinary epic

The words of the young performance poet, Kate Tempest, about her writing.  She is currently touring with her extraordinary one woman show, The New Ancients.  As she reflects on every day life, she weaves in stories of old: myths, legends, folk tales.  She shows how everywhere we are surrounded by remarkable characters leading great lives in the most ordinary of circumstances.  “Making the ordinary epic” – I would be happy to have that as a mantra for my writing.  It is certainly what I tried to achieve with What Milo Saw, which my editor, Manpreet Grewal refers to as, ‘A big story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently.’