A searingly honest and striking collection from the poet, talking head and star of Grumpy Old Men
Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city soap operas, reflections on history, mystery and felicity and much more. Every page sings with Sissay’s unique voice - visionary, good-humoured and bursting with life.
“His name is magic, his poems are songs on the street.”
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“Hugely enjoyable, inventive, funny and touching.”
“The product of an imagination that is rare, passionate, committed, occasionally distraught and tender.”
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“Sissay writes of love, hate, politics and everyday trivia with an accessible, compelling and unusual honesty.”
“[Listener] presents on page its very own visual and musical sparkle…”
Lemn Sissay (born 1967) is a British poet. He is known for performances of his poetry, solo and also with jazz fusion groups. He is also a journalist, playwright, and presenter, working extensively on radio and television. He appears on the Leftfield album Leftism. He was born in Lancashire, of Ethiopian parents.