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Poet, Fiction Writer and Performer


Tommy Sissons

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Tommy Sissons (@tommy_sissons) is an award-winning poet, political writer, lyricist and educator. He is currently writing a book about white working class masculinity for Repeater Books, and is the literary editor of GRASS Magazine. Sissons has toured his performance poetry across Europe and worked as the poet-in-residence of Channel 4's TV series 'Four to the Floor'. Other clients have included BBC Radio 1, Red Bull, VICE Magazine, Farah, the Imperial War Museum, the National Trust and the Guardian. Sissons’ poetry has been studied at the University of Trier in Germany and he has given lectures about widening participation in education and the creative industries at a number of academic institutions. His debut poetry collection, ‘Goodnight Son’, was published by Burning Eye Books in 2016 and his debut album, 'We Were All Mud and Halos', was released via QM Records in 2018. “His poems are drive-by shootings straight to the soul" - Joelle Taylor “A one-man revolution" - Tom Charles Sayer

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