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INSIDE: Interviews, speeches, radio plays,  landmark poems, videos, monthly event listings, an up-to-date blog, photos, biography and poems to read. For a more intimate relationship get in touch with his Morning Tweets or follow his micro blogging  on Facebook.

HOT SUMMER NEWS:  . See dates on right hand side of this page  for appearances. His time as Coram Fellow 2014 begins at Foundling Museum in central London. His artwork Gilt of Cain was mentioned in NY Times.  He narrated Satish Kumar’s No Destination on BBC Radio 4.  Keeping the House in Order” his fifteen minute drama on BBC radio 4.   He’ll be working with Verbal Arts Centre in Londonderry. The project is called Blood. It is a WW1 Centenary Art Commission.  His poem Shipping Blood is published in Written In The Stars by Ali Harris.  His poem Shipping Good is published  Watch  the BBC documentary film on his life  “Internal Flight”.

IMG_7674Google “Lemn Sissay” and all results relate to him. There’s only one Lemn Sissay in the world.

Lemn was inaugral Trustee of World Book Night, and is Patron of The Letterbox Club. Patron of The Reader Organisation  and ambassador for  The Children’s Reading Fund.

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Go to radio for his BBC docs on The Last Poets,  Gil Scott Heron JB Priestley, WH Auden and many more,  plus his speeches.  Check BBC radio’s  Great lives for Lemn’s remembrance  of  Ethiopian prince Alemayhu or hear his world service documentary on  Bob Marley or speak  directly to Lemn through  his blog.