Poetry Club: Lemn Sissay
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
LET THE LIGHT POUR IN
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Our popular Poetry Club returns for 2024 with a special evening of live poetry from BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE, who will read from his latest collection, Let the Light Pour In.
For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the darkness and are fuelled with resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating his morning practice.
“One of the most original, challenging poets writing in Britain today” – Daily Mail
“His name is magic, his poems are songs on the street” – Independent
LEMN SISSAY OBE
Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and broadcaster. He has authored collections of poetry and plays and his memoir My Name Is Why was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. His Landmark poems are visible in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. He has been made an Honorary Doctor by the universities of Manchester, Kent, Essex, Huddersfield and Brunel, and in 2019 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He received an MBE in 2010 and an OBE in 2021 for services to literature and charity. In 2023, Sissay was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. He is British and Ethiopian.
Poetry Club is supported by the T.S. Eliot Foundation