Rowson & Wright: Out of the Tombs
August 8, 2021
5:00 pm
Hither Green Tap Room
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Martin Rowson & Luke Wright emerge blinking from their tombs for another evening of poems, preening and vaguely erudite wittering.

Luke Wright is one of Britain’s most celebrated stand-up poets. In 2021 he won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Artist and the Telegraph dubbed him. ‘the bard of lockdown.’ His latest collection is The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, of which Ian Duhig said: ‘This is a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man, taking stock in fresh words.’

The multi-award winning Martin Rowson is the Guardian’s chief cartoonist and the author of over 40 books. He brings the same ferocity and verve to his poetry as he does his art. In May 2020 he set himself the challenge of writing a Lockdown Diary in verse. The result is Plague Songs, a unique cycle of furious, bleakly comic and often offensive poems about COVID-19, fiercely inventive and desperately funny.