Lemn Sissay

United Kingdom
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James Ross

Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright and associate artist at Europe’s largest arts complex, Southbank Centre. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the 2012 Olympics; his poem “Spark Catchers” is etched into a transformer on the Olympic site. In 2010, he was made an MBE by the Queen of England for services to literature. His books include Rebel Without Applause, Morning Breaks in the Elevator and Listener.