Gold From The Stone

£9.99

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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Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums and declaimed in over thirty countries.

He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the London Olympics, and to millions across our TV screens and the airwaves of BBC Radio. He has become one of the nation’s best-loved voices.

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Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxv, 213

Language

English

Edition

Main – Canons Edition

Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K