This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.
Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was awarded an MBE for services to literature.
He is the Chancellor of The University of Manchester and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe.
Energetically performed, Lemn's work fuses the lyrical and the polemical with upbeat humour and forthright seriousness. He has published many books including The Emperor's Watchmaker, his first for children, and worked with artists and musicians including Leftfield, whose top 10 album Leftism includes Lemn's 21st Century Poem. 'His name is magic in poetry circles. His poems are songs of the street'. (The Independent)
See 2 tour dates featuring Lemn Sissay
New Vic Theatre
- Etruria Road
- Newcastle Under Lyme
- ST5 0JG