27 Nov 2012

Lemn Sissay MBE

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 27 November 2012

Lemn Sissay is a British poet who was made an MBE in 2010 for services to literature. He was a commissioned poet of the London Olympics, and has performed on stages around the world, including in Auckland.

Lemn recently gave a TED Talk at the British Houses of Parliament reflecting on his experiences growing up in foster care and talking about the depiction of orphans and adopted children in popular culture - Harry Potter, Cinderella, Oliver Twist.