Lemn Sissay MBE

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Lemn Sissay MBE has written numerous books of poetry, articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. He has been a writer from birth but is foremost a poet. His latest book Gold From the Stone was published in August 2016.

Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics.

His desert IslandDiscs was made pick of the year for 2015. That same year he was elected Chancellor of The University of Manchester.

Sissay’s head is in London, his heart in Manchester, his soul is in Addis and his vibe is in New York where his mother lives.

Google ‘Lemn Sissay’ and all the hits will be about him. There is only one Lemn Sissay in the world!