Let the Light Pour In

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Lemn Sissay author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Canongate Books

Published:21st Sep '23

£12.99

Available for immediate dispatch.

Let the Light Pour In cover

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
A SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE BOOK TO GIFT

For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the dark and are fuelled by resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating this morning practice.

'How do you do it?' said night
'How do you wake up and shine?'
'I keep it simple,' said light
'One day at a time'

I am not sure I've read a more beautiful poetry book -- FEARNE COTTON
Wonderful . . . one of these books that just makes you happy to have in your bag -- JACKIE KAY
I love Lemn for his hard-won light smashed out of darkness like gold from therock. Simple fast quatrains, dawn-written, day after day, just swallow one like an espresso and go -- JEANETTE WINTERSON * * New Statesman, Books of 2023 * *
This wee beauty has me hooked from the preface. We truly have a national treasure in Lemn Sissay -- PATERSON JOSEPH

If you're looking for love
in every day, then find
Let the Light Pour in
by Lemn Sissay

-- JESSICA HYNES
A master of words: what he manages to do with language is help us remember that each word is important -- NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE
Wonderfully quotable . . . within those four lines, so much is said -- CLARE BALDING
The most lovely present -- ANDI OLIVER
A delight and a balm -- ADJOA ANDOH
Full of resilience, defiance and joy * * Muddy Stilettos * *

ISBN: 9781805301134

Dimensions: 184mm x 120mm x 22mm

Weight: 215g

192 pages

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