17 Nov 2016

Kate Tempest meets John Cooper Clarke

They’re performance poets who have each won over armies of fans more used to rock and pop than poetry. But while Kate Tempest’s new album is a hip- hop- influenced political poem, John Cooper Clarke’s new album, with the former Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell, has him singing classic songs from the 50s. We brought them together to talk about how and why they got into it in the first place…