Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, hear Lemn Sissay introduce and read his poem Fallen at Sunday Miscellany Live at the Ennis Book Club Festival, recorded recently in Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare.
"I spent all my life searching for my family, and I found them around the world, and there were revolutions that happened between them, and there wars and there were things unspoken. I found trapdoors, and all of the warrens that are dug inside families and I didn't realise that you shouldn’t go down them because I'd not had a family...
This poem is called Fallen, and it's about finding my mum who had to lose a sense of herself when I was stolen from her..."
Sunday Miscellany, Sundays 9.10 - 10am, RTÉ Radio 1 - listen back here.