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Learning from your editor

17 October 2016

'I took all the different drafts, false starts and half-finished ideas from my notebooks and worked up a manuscript, with the intention of applying some of the editing principles I'd learned from Don Paterson to my album lyrics. I cut and clarified, lost the baggy bits, interrogated the ideas and looked at the piece as a whole. I saw how to frame it in a more satisfying way and found a route through something that had been blocking me before.'

Kate Tempest on the gestation of her new album and poetry collection, Let Them Eat Chaos, in Bookbrunch