14.30 –15.30. St Endellion Church. Admission £7.
Luke Wright is a spit and sawdust poet as celebrated for his public performances of his work as for the printed poems. His works are inventive and engaging, documenting 21st Century British life with wit, humanity, and panache. He performs his work with snarl and spit and he has toured his wares around the world for 20 years.
Luke is a Fringe First winner for new writing and The Stage award winner for acting. He comes to us after a phenomenal year, not only touring his third verse play – The Remains of Logan Dankworth and opening for The Libertines, but launching a new collection. We’re thrilled that he’s also opening for Flats and Sharps at our Saturday evening gig.
Luke was a founder member of poetry collective Aisle16, who in the noughties shook up the spoken word scene, helping to kick start a British renaissance of the form. Since 2006 he has worked primarily on his own, making ten spoken word shows and three verse plays.
The animated short films he wrote for director Jon Dunleavy were voiced by Robert Lindsay and David Soul. He has written poetry for two documentaries on Channel 4. The Seven Ages of Love (dir. Zara Hayes) was shortlisted for a Grierson Award.
Luke has written two poetry collections and his plays have been published as epic poems by Penned in the Margins. His latest pamphlet, After Engine Trouble (Rough Trade Books), won the Saboteur Award for best pamphlet in 2019. To celebrate 20 years of gigging Nymphs & Thugs put out the double album TWENTY on LP and download.
Follow Luke on Twitter: @lukewrightpoet
Luke’s portrait was taken at Lowestoft by Martin Figura.