Rebel Without Applause
Payback, 2000 - 96 pages
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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Review: Rebel Without ApplauseUser 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