Luke Wright
May 18, 2022
6:00 pm
Ivor Potter Hall
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Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game. Expect deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war. Luke won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Wright’s third collection, The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, is out now from Penned in the Margins.

‘His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.’ The Guardian

The bard of lockdown’ The Telegraph