In a blistering one-off show, poet Lemn Sissay heard – for the first time We find out how he started writing poetry for solace, how he spent. Lemn Sissay MBE (born 21 May ) is a British author and broadcaster. He has written a . Lemn’s poems are read frequently on All Fm and one of its older presenters, Li, aged 84, translated and read his poem “Invisible Kisses” in Mandarin. Chancellor, Lemn Sissay, has written and performed a new poem to shine a light on the people at The University of Manchester and beyond.

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Nick Clegg would like to see Sheffield join them in a ‘golden triangle’. Notable northerners ;oems their ideas of how the region could be transformed.

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The best original photographs from the Observer Original Observer photography. Viv Albertine, Dua Lipa, Dave Stewart and new jazz give a musical flavour to this showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer in April. The writer has finally won redress from Sissau council for his mistreatment as a child.


Now he hopes his story will inspire others. Podcast Lemn Sissay on the ‘radical’ poem born of heartbreak — The Start podcast. The poet shares the story behind Invisible Kisses, a poem that impressed on him the true value of family.

Road review — raucous look back at a divided Britain still hits home 4 out of 5 stars. Lemn Sissay on hearing his harrowing abuse report live on stage. In a blistering one-off show, poet Lemn Sissay heard — for the first time — the record of his suffering as a child in care.

New poem from Lemn Sissay highlights those who make a difference

He explains why the theatre lemh the safest place slssay relive his beatings and betrayal. Now, he makes sure hundreds of care leavers feast in style each year. How — and why — does he do it? The Saturday poem The Saturday poem: My family values Lemn Sissay: The poet talks about how his foster parents put him into care at the age of 12 and left him there, and finding his birth mother.


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Edinburgh international book festival reveals ‘bold, creative’ sisday. On my radar On my radar: Life on a plate Lemn Sissay: What is an ideal childhood?

Lemn Sissay, foster child, poet and university chancellor: Poet beats Peter Mandelson in race to be Manchester University chancellor. The week in radio: How to build a northern powerhouse: Hilary Devey and Tim Burgess share their vision.

Poet Lemn Sissaya care-leaver, sisday why ‘the family Christmas’ means nothing if you’ve never had one. About 34 results for Lemn Sissay 1 2.