WINTER NEWS:    Ten Pieces for BBC Television won a BAFTA in November 2016. His new and Selected poems Gold From The Stone has gone into reprint. The paperback is out next year.  “Something Dark” is to be published by Oberon Books next year.  And he is in negotiations about his Autobiography.   This year his  Christmas Dinners for care leavers will be in Oxford London Liverpool Manchester and Leeds. 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


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.