Rebel Without Applause

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Canongate, 2000 - Poetry, English - 96 pages
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Lemn Sissay's poems are laid into the streets of downtownManchester, feature on the side of a public house in the same city andhave been emblazoned on a central London bus route. He has beenpublished in press as diverse as the the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent to The Face and Dazed & Confused.He has been commissioned to write poetry, documentaries and plays forRadio 1 and Radio 4. He has been involved in television in the roles ofwriting, performing and presenting. He is published in over sixty booksand featured on the Leftfield album Leftism, which has sold over five million copies worldwide.Rebel Without Applause is the collection that started everything for Lemn Sissay.

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User Review  - Phillip Goodman - Goodreads

at worst this is adolesant rap mimicking crap, but at best, it transends structure and rhyme, turning the everyday into the poetic and the poetic into the everyday, Lemn chews up world history, and ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Lemn Sissay was born in 1967. He has performed on Leftfield's Leftism album (over 100,000 copies sold in the UK), written the play Chaos by Design for Radio 4, and published a number of collections of poetry including Rebel Without Applause. He is also the editor of the highly acclaimed The Fire People, a collection of poetry by black British writers, published by Payback in 1998.

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