Luke Wright is a spit and sawdust wordsmith. His poems are inventive and engaging, documenting 21st century British life with wit, humanity and panache. He’s toured his wares around the world for twenty years, performing with snarl and spit at literary events, music festivals, arts centres, theatres, and even down your local pub. Eschewing the formal structures of his first two collections, Wright’s latest batch of poems are splenetic, free-wheeling and the most personal of his writing to date. Catch him on the road with John Cooper Clarke, or headlining his own tour. In 2020 he’s touring his third verse play—The Remains of Logan Dankworth—as well as opening for the The Libertines, and finishing off a new batch of poems ready for publication around Christmas time.
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