Lemn Sissay’s first poetry collection was written aged 18 and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over 20 countries. He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 Olympics, and to millions across the airwaves on BBC Radio 4 and across the nation’s TV screens. He has become one of the nation’s best-loved voices. Bringing together new writing and a selection of his poems, ‘Gold from the Stone’ is a career-spanning collection from the award-winning poet and national treasure.
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