Lemn Sissay MBE is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was the official poet for the London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. Bishop Desmond Tutu unveiled his landmark poem Gilt of Cain. Lemn was official poet for The FA Cup 2015. His Desert Island Discs was pick of the year for BBC radio 4 2015. . His is Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
He is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV.