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SPRING NEWS:  HULL CITY OF CULTURE presents his artwork “The Iron Mountain”. It will tour the country after Hull. The contract has been signed with Canongate Books for his autobiography and  with Oberon Books for his play Something Dark which will be a choice text for the A level Sylabus.   The Report at The Royal Court. Chickenshed Theatre perform his adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah’s Refugee Boy.  A leading London theatre have cast him in a lead role.   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

Visit his Landmarks. to see the work in public spaces and go to  Projects to see some of the incredible work he does.

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 and newly announced patron of Retrak.

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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.