• Lemn Sissay: ‘For the first time, I'm enjoying my life. I feel I have a purpose'

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Life begins at 50 for the acclaimed poet, who's overcome a traumatic childhood in care. Next up: more theatre and television projects When I arrive at Benares, the Indian restaurant on Berkeley Square in London , Lemn Sissay has got there first and is on the way back outside for a smoke. I've never met Sissay, but he has the true poet's gift for immediately making you feel like an old mate. We stand outside the Bentley showroom next to the restaurant - this isn't any old curry house - and he explains with his broad grin why he chose to come here this particular day: “When you said the date...
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