Hi, Welcome to my webpage and thanks for dropping by.It’s July and the heat is on.
in beautiful South Africa for the first ten days, at The
Grahamstown Festival and then Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
returning catch me at The London Literature Festival and
the Manchester International Festival. You can see a full listing of
event details by clicking on the readings page on the right.
The events at The London literature festival are part of my new programming strand Access All Areas.
This month sees the launch of Global Poetry System. GPS is a means of putting poetry on the map.
be live on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live at 9am on 18th July and shall
wrap the month up on 24th at The Queen Elizabeth Hall reading “Music is
My Mistress” by Duke Ellington for the talented young composer arranger
and player Peter Edwards.
The entry deadline for The Foyles young poetry prize comes to an end by 31st so get your work sent in to The Poetry Society
Keep a watch on my BLOG for offline news online or facebook
My book Listener is in the picture on the left. Click and it shall take
you to Amazon where you can read a few of the poems. The
picture is by Dominique Brester.
Bizarre fact: My birth name is an original. If you google “Lemn Sissay” the only responses will be about myself
is available for booking throughout the UK and worldwide. For all enquiries please email.