It’s Lemn Sissay’s book launch tonight at the festival. This morning I looked again at the programme cover which features Lemn. It’s fresh and forward looking and signifies change. Wave your arm in the air like you don’t care. Upwards. The mid-sleeve white shirt look is striking. But is it just me or is it friggin freezing at the moment? mid-sleeve! You got to be kidding. Allegedly, when you shout poetry from the rooftops you become immune to the harsh elements. On behalf of the thermally-challenged everywhere, Lemn your coat needs YOU! No, seriously, yes really seriously, here’s to Lemn and his new poetry collection and his way with words – congratulations on Listener, a vibrant, soaring and heartfelt book for our times.
Lemn Sissay’s Book Launch: Listener