Lemn Sissay is an award-winning poet whose work has often concentrated on childhood. He is author of a series of collections of poetry. His sculpture poem Gilt of Cain was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu. He has written plays for stage and BBC radio.
He is the first poet to write for the London Olympics and received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, and an (hon) doctor of letters. Photo by Dominique Brewster. For a more detailed biography visit lemnsissay.com