‘Sissay writes of love, hate, politics and everyday trivia with an accessible, compelling and rather unusual honesty. A rough diamond of a book’ The Big Issue
Lemn Sissay brings together a stunning new collection, Morning Breaks in the Elevator. In Sissay’s work, we witness declamation being honed and brought to fine art, establishing his reputation as one of the UK’s foremost poets as he ably moves from loud protest through to quiet reflection.
“Bound to cause a storm rather than a smokescreen, Sissay’s poetry is inturn sharp and beguiling, but always fresh…warm and frozen, butalways hard-hitting, Morning Breaks demands that you tune in to thisfrequency”
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“calmly reflective…so important”
Lemn Sissay is an award-winning writer and popular broadcaster as well as being the author of five poetry books. He was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Huddersfield and the University of Manchester. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to literature. He was the official poet for the London 2012 Olympics. He has worked throughout the world and is patron of the Letterbox Club, supporting children in care. His work in the Arctic has featured at the Royal Academy and in galleries throughout the world. His Landmark poems can be found in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. In 2015 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Manchester. He is British and Ethiopian.