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SUMMER NEWS:  New and Selected poems Gold From The Stone is  launched at Edinburgh Book Festival on August 21st 2016. Lemn is  Chancellor at University of Manchester  for six more years

Click to hear his Desert Island Discs.   Lemn’s poem “Listening Post” (below)  crowned the national ceremony of 100th anniversary of The Battle of The Somme

MORE NEWS:  In July he presents Ten Pieces for BBC Television for two nights at The Proms in The Royal Albert Hall.  In July he launches The World Wakes for an exhibition about The Wonder Material – Graphene. On 29th Aug at 4pm on BBC radio 4 he presents a programme on Bob Marley. Throughout late summer entering autumn he’s recording a brand new  BBC radio 4 series called Origin Stories.

Visit his Landmarks. to see the work in public spaces and Projects to see some of the incredible work he does.  In August he reads in DC and New York. In September he is speaking in Toronto.

Dame Diana Rigg will read his poems which are part of the art of Felix Anaut’s  art. The exhibition is called Visual Music launched in at The Menier Art Gallery Sept 21st.

FREE STUFF: Interviews, speeches, radio plays, landmark poems, videos, monthly event listings, up-to-date blog, photographs, biography and poems to read. .

inspire Watch  the BBC documentary film on his life  Internal Flight”.


Google “Lemn Sissay”  all results relate to him. There’s only one Lemn Sissay in the world.

Lemn is Patron of The Letterbox Club. He is founder of The Christmas Dinners.  If you would like to put on a christmas dinner for care leavers go ahead. Here is the how to guide.

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Lemn is Honorary Doctor of Letters, an MBE for services to literature, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and a  Foundling Fellow.  Speak directly to Lemn through  his blog. For an even more intimate relationship get in touch with his Morning Tweets or follow his micro blogging  on Facebook

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Go to radio tab for a sample of his BBC radio documentaries including, The Last Poets,  Gil Scott-Heron, JB Priestley, WH Auden and many more.  Listen to  BBC radio’s  Great lives for Lemn on  Ethiopian Prince Alemayhu. Listen to  his BBC World Service documentary on  Bob Marley.