Lemn Sissay is a writer and poet born and raised in the Manchester area. Now based in London – he moved for love not for money - Lemn is writer in residence at The South Bank in London. He is presently commissioned to write a poem that will be inlaid in sculpture in the heart of Europe’s richest financial district, The City. He is finishing his latest book of poetry “Listener” and in terms of recording, Lemn wrote and recorded a poem on the award winning Leftfield album Leftism. He also presents documentaries on Radio 4, the last being a documentary on WH Auden’s Night Mail. He travels the world reading his poetry.
Poet, columnist, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt performs up and down the country at festivals, cabarets, conferences and colleges and shares his thoughts with the world his day-to-day thoughts with the world at www.soulandsoil.com. The Guardian described him (accidentally) as “one of Britain’s leading poets”, the Dorset Echo as “fabulously understated”, and the Times as “a word-based organism from Devon.” The Independent called him “a pale man in a suit”. His latest book is The Hole in the Sum of my Parts “It’s a tiny treasure – not only funny, but tender and true” (William Cook, The Guardian).
Over the years, of which there are getting to be quite a few, Alison Brumfitt has performed her unique, insightful and humorous brand of poetry around the Country including: Glastonbury, Leicester, Swindon, Ledbury, Cheltenham and Henley Festivals. She lives in Oxfordshire and performs there quite a lot, which cuts down on travelling. She likes Kinda Surprise Eggs, Whiskey and silly dancing.