Luke Wright emerges from his enforced retirement with an
infectious thirst for life. But what kind of life, and does it bear any
resemblance to the one he had before?
Against the backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and
an endless droning culture war, Wright throws a squat party in
his ‘poor old heart.’ So come, come on, meet him and his cast of
murderous swans, sozzled devils, and the people we most want
“One of the greats. Beguiling and hypnotic.”Carl Barât
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” The Guardian
“He must be on some kind of dope.” John Cooper Clarke
“Cool poems.” Patti Smith
“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty ... sensational.” ***** The Stage
Whether he’s playing master of ceremonies at a Libertines show
in front of 5,000 screaming rock fans or reciting Georgian ballads
down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it
doesn’t normally go.
He’s been John Cooper Clarke’s tour support since 2012. His
plays have won a Fringe First and a Stage Award. He’s won four
Saboteur Awards, including Best Spoken Word Performer in
2021. He’s a regular on Radio 4 songs have been played on BBC
His poems can be tender, riotous, caustic and romantic and he
delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the
top of his game.
Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out
now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific
new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man
taking stock in fresh words.”
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