Ep. 345 - Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay is a a BAFTA nominated International prize winning writer, broadcaster and poet who has had the MOST extraordinary life. Please listen to his intro to find out more! Lemn was the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics, joined the Booker Prize judging panel in 2020, he’s also won The Pen Pinter Prize and a Points of Light Award, was elected as chancellor of the University of Manchester in 2015, he was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to literature and then in 2021 was awarded an OBE and he has been a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. His latest poetry book is out now and is a selection of 4 line poems from his daily poems, written first thing in the morning over the past decade. It’s Called Let The Light Pour In.


Lemn Sissay is guest number 345 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .


For everything Lemn including his writing and live dates, visit - lemnsissay.com


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Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .

Music by Pass The Peas Music .

Artwork by matthewboxall.com .


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