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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems - Canons (Paperback)
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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems - Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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'A tremendous selection of his poetry... His gift as a writer - of plays, poetry, documentaries - is for turning life's base metal into gold.' - The Observer

Gold from the Stone is a collection of new work and old favourites from national treasure and one of Britain's most exciting poets, Lemn Sissay.

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.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782119456
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 179 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of the most original, challenging poets writing in Britain today, and his extraordinary, heart-breaking, courageous life story is the stuff of legend... The collection showcases his breadth, his passion, his anger and his humanity... Full of light and hope... A prodigious talent.' - The Daily Mail

'Hugely enjoyable, inventive, funny and touching' - The Guardian

'Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating' - Kate Tempest

'A tremendous selection of his poetry... His gift as a writer - of plays, poetry, documentaries - is for turning life's base metal into gold.' - The Observer

'This volume of selected and new poems traces [Sissay's] path from gifted adolescent to accomplished poetic voice, railing with passion and prowess against the "quiet violence of the day-to-day' - The Financial Times

'A collection of the poet's best-loved works... The performative element to his poetry is evident but no vibrancy or emotion is lost on paper, where his honesty, charm and humour prevail... <em>Gold from the Stone</em> maps Sissay's development as a poet and writer but also his many personal triumphs, even when the odds were stacked against him.' - The List

'A literary institution' - The Big Issue

'A lyrical genius' - The Voice

'His name is magic, his poems are songs on the street' - Independent

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