Let the Light Pour In (Hardback)
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Let the Light Pour In (Hardback)

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£12.99
Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 21/09/2023
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Filled with resilience and defiant joy, this luminous collection from the poet, playwright, comedian and acclaimed author of The Fire People and My Name Is Why brings together a decade’s worth of gems born out of the author’s daily poetry practice.

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Lifestyle & Illustrated Book of the Year 2024

For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the dark and are fuelled by resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating this morning practice.

'How do you do it?' said night
'How do you wake up and shine?'
'I keep it simple,' said light
'One day at a time.'

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781805301134
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 184 x 120 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

I am not sure I've read a more beautiful poetry book - FEARNE COTTON

Wonderful . . . one of these books that just makes you happy to have in your bag - JACKIE KAY

I love Lemn for his hard-won light smashed out of darkness like gold from therock. Simple fast quatrains, dawn-written, day after day, just swallow one like an espresso and go - JEANETTE WINTERSON, New Statesman, Books of 2023

This wee beauty has me hooked from the preface. We truly have a national treasure in Lemn Sissay - PATERSON JOSEPH

If you're looking for lovein every day, then findLet the Light Pour inby Lemn Sissay - JESSICA HYNES

A master of words: what he manages to do with language is help us remember that each word is important - NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE

Wonderfully quotable . . . within those four lines, so much is said - CLARE BALDING

The most lovely present - ANDI OLIVER

A delight and a balm - ADJOA ANDOH

Full of resilience, defiance and joy - Muddy Stilettos

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“Such a beautiful, life-affirming read!”

I'm a huge Lemn Sissay fan. Anything he does I'm there for. His work makes me feel a sense of deep thoughtfulness and reflection. I was delighted when this beautiful little book fell through my letterbox.... More

Hardback edition
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“A Great Poetry Book!”

Lovely collection of morning meditations, which are, I think, best to read at the start of the day with a morning coffee/tea. The poems are poignant, and at times amusing as well as beautiful. A great poetry book for... More

Hardback edition
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“An absolute delight”

I am in awe of Lemn Sissay. Let the Light Pour In is an absolute delight. The perfect present for anyone who is in some need of some joyous, positive and healing words. Every time I dip into this I feel uplifted,... More

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