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Carol Ann Duffy and Geoffrey Hill: truly poetic heavyweights | Lemn Sissay

Carol Ann Duffy and Geoffrey Hill: truly poetic heavyweights | Lemn Sissay | Articles and features | Scoop.it
In the latest poetic punch-up, Duffy and Hill show why poets find it hard to be team players No sooner are Judith Palmer, the Poetry Society director, and Fiona Sampson, the Poetry Review editor, out of the news than another poetry punch-up enters...
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The highest light of them all. | Lemn Sissay

The highest light of them all. | Lemn Sissay | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Posted on February 9, 2013 by Lemn Sissay. It's been a week full of highlights but this is the highest light of them all. His name is Jason Smith and he wrote to me out of the blue . I asked him if I could publish his message in this blog and he ...
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BBC - Authors Live, Poetry Slam, Lemn Sissay

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Lemn Sissay entertains the audience at the Authors Live poetry slam. ("It's where the truth is," Lemn Sissay on poetry http://t.co/Gm5I09iroH)
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Featured Poem: Childhood Home by Lemn Sissay | The Reader ...

Featured Poem: Childhood Home by Lemn Sissay | The Reader ... | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Self-mutilation, screams and suicide / Of young people returned, return to sender / Midlit dorms of midnight's moans / We might well have all been children / But this was never a children's home / Lemn Sissay.
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Zephaniah's Refugee Boy steps on stage

Zephaniah's Refugee Boy steps on stage | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Benjamin Zephaniah's novel Refugee Boy is adapted for the stage by fellow poet Lemn Sissay, whose own life story has links with that of the boy in the book.
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Lemn Sissay | Something Dark | Mahala

Lemn Sissay | Something Dark | Mahala | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Live review of iconic British poet Lemn Sissay's show Something Dark about his attempt to retrace his fascinating and already well-publicised life story, now showing at The Market Theatre in Newtown Johannesburg.
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Theatre preview: Refugee Boy, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds - Theatre Reviews - Yorkshire Evening Post

Theatre preview: Refugee Boy, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds - Theatre Reviews - Yorkshire Evening Post | Articles and features | Scoop.it
‘Today is a good day.” says Lemn Sissay “I tend to live in a ‘Today’s okay, tomorrow may be a disaster sort of state.’ That’s just how I look at it.”
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Lemn Sissay | Something Dark | Mahala

Lemn Sissay | Something Dark | Mahala | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Live review of iconic British poet Lemn Sissay's show Something Dark about his attempt to retrace his fascinating and already well-publicised life story, now showing at The Market Theatre in Newtown Johannesburg.
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Before We Get Into This by Lemn Sissay

Before We Get Into This by Lemn Sissay | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Before we get to know each otherAnd sing for tomorrowAnd unearth yesterdaySo that we can prepare our joint graveYou should know that I have no family,Neither disowned nor distanced - none.No birthdays nor Christmas,No telephone calls.
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Caitlin Moran's comments are just one example. Too often our media sees only ... - The Independent

Caitlin Moran's comments are just one example. Too often our media sees only ... - The Independent | Articles and features | Scoop.it
The IndependentCaitlin Moran's comments are just one example. Too often our media sees only ...The IndependentMore than a decade ago the poet Lemn Sissay visited my sixth form and performed his bittersweet poem Colour Blind.
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Rainhill high school's tree-planting and poignant poems to remember Anthony ... - Liverpool Echo

Rainhill high school's tree-planting and poignant poems to remember Anthony ... - Liverpool Echo | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Rainhill high school's tree-planting and poignant poems to remember Anthony ...
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Acclaimed poet and playwright Lemn Sissay helped mark the occasion by reading pupils extracts of his work.
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A grand slam - The Hindu

A grand slam - The Hindu | Articles and features | Scoop.it
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A grand slam
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I caught a performance by slam poet Lemn Sissay and was fascinated by the art form; I wanted to learn more. I got a chance to appear in a slam show at Mojo Club in Hamburg and there has been no looking back since.
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The Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner | Articles and features | Scoop.it
TheChristmas Dinner is a pop up organisation founded by the poet Lemn Sissay, we are a group of 12 p (http://t.co/LUr2wAcgLH Christmas should be a family time!
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Morgue McMillan - Last night's performance by Lemn Sissay... | Facebook

Last night's performance by Lemn Sissay at the Plymouth International Book Festival was brilliant. He can wrap the serious into the funny and the other...
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Rising Star: Lemn Sissay, poet

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Not so much a rising as a resurgent star, perhaps, poet and performer Lemn Sissay has never so visible, and audible, on so many fronts.
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Artslink.co.za - It's Dark, but it's far from depressing

Artslink.co.za - It's Dark, but it's far from depressing | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Lesley Stones: Street poet tells his tale of Something Dark with illuminating style at the Market Theatre.
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Review: Refugee Boy, Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Review: Refugee Boy, Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds | Articles and features | Scoop.it
IF YOU enjoy Pilot Theatre’s work for young audiences in York and beyond, seek out this West Yorkshire Playhouse premiere of Benjamin Zephaniah’s story of an African boy’s arrival in grey Britain.
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» Refugee Boy at West Yorkshire Playhouse

» Refugee Boy at West Yorkshire Playhouse | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Rhys Thomas (@RhysWrites) takes time out from his Sociology degree to write his first blog. Here's his thoughts on Refugee Boy ... on its last couple
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Theatre review: Refugee Boy , West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds - Theatre Reviews - Yorkshire Evening Post

Theatre review: Refugee Boy , West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds - Theatre Reviews - Yorkshire Evening Post | Articles and features | Scoop.it
It could have been so didactic as to have been rendered unwatchable. Fortunately, Lemn Sissay’s adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah’s landmark novel is anything but a lecture.
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Video: Lemn Sissay performing his poem Godsell

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Performance poet Lemn Sissay performs his poem Godsell around London's South BankLemn SissayRebecca LovellChristian Bennett...
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High hopes at the Shard for children's reading charity - Evening Standard

High hopes at the Shard for children's reading charity - Evening Standard | Articles and features | Scoop.it
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High hopes at the Shard for children's reading charity
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One of the fund's ambassadors, poet Lemn Sissay, who grew up in care, pointed out that foster children have always been at the heart of our culture.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Arcades, Nose Putty, And Lisbeth Salander's Parents - KOSU

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Arcades, Nose Putty, And Lisbeth Salander's Parents - KOSU | Articles and features | Scoop.it
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Arcades, Nose Putty, And Lisbeth Salander's ParentsKOSUWe pick up another listener suggestion by jumping off of this TED talk by Lemn Sissay, in which the poet and playwright talks (among other things) about fiction's total...
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