His poems are the songs of the street, declamatory, imaginative, hard-hitting: about mothers, supermarkets, dreams of Africa, getting picked up by police for being black... mocking the limitations of the mocker -- Ruth Padel Independent on Sunday * He's a lyrical genius that's causing a storm across the country. The Voice * Striking style... One high point of his collection is 'Love Poem' - possibly the most poignant eleven words ever written. Buzz * Fierce, funny, serious, satirical, streetwise and tender The Big IssueVom Verlag:
Lemn Sissay's poems are laid into the streets of downtown Manchester, feature on the side of a public house in the same city and have been emblazoned on a central London bus route. He has been published in press as diverse as the the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent to The Face and Dazed & Confused. He has been commissioned to write poetry, documentaries and plays for Radio 1 and Radio 4. He has been involved in television in the roles of writing, performing and presenting. He is published in over sixty books and featured on the Leftfield album Leftism, which has sold over five million copies worldwide. Rebel Without Applause is the collection that started everything for Lemn Sissay.
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