Kae Tempest

Celebrated poet, spoken word performer, writer and recording artist, Kae Tempest – winner of the Ted Hughes Award, and double Mercury Prize nominee – meets with Ian Rickson on the stage of the locked down Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End in July 2020.

Kae’s choices include the sports documentary series charting Michael Jordan’s tenure with the Chicago Bulls, ‘The Last Dance’; the soulful baroque pop of ‘Four Ethers’ by serpentwithfeet; and William Blake’s 18th century Romantic masterpiece ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’. More details follow below.


‘What I Love’ is created and hosted by Ian Rickson. The theme music is by PJ Harvey. Sound recording by James Hingley. Photography by Helen Murray. Series Producer Ben Walker. Executive Producer Robert Delamere. Produced for Storyglass by Sarah Murray.


Works discussed:

‘The Last Dance’- dir. James Hehir; prod. ESPN Films and Netflix

‘Four Ethers’ by serpentwithfeet (Tri-Angle Records)

‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’ by William Blake


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