Gold from the Stone by Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington in the UK. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 London Olympics, and to millions across the airwaves on BBC Radio 4 and across the nation's TV screens. He has become one of the nation's best-loved voices.

Bringing together new writing and a selection of Lemn Sissay's best-loved poems, Gold from the Stone is a career-spanning collection from the award-winning poet and national treasure.

Lemn Sissay reads Gold from the Stone


Our first announcement of our international lineup is the exciting Lemn Sissay, poet and actor, advocate for children in care, and an extraordinary human being.