Festival of Words: Lemn Sissay

Join one of Britain’s most popular and celebrated poets, renowned for his strong, lyrical work on social and family themes, as he talks about his life and performs his poems.

Lemn Sissay was the official poet of the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 FA Cup and is currently Chancellor of the University of Manchester.

His award-winning one-man play Something Dark has been performed throughout the world. A BBC TV documentary Internal Flight and a radio documentary Child of the State were broadcast about his life and his TED Talk has had close to a million views. Sissay’s television appearances include The South Bank Show and the BBC series Grumpy Old Men and he is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

Lemn Sissay will also present the prizes in the first Jersey Festival of Words Poetry Competition.