Pop-up Poetry: Luke Wright

09th October 2015 18:30
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Poet in the City presents the next in its series of free pre-concert poetry events at Kings Place.

Luke Wright writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues. His fast paced, witty poems are crammed full of yummy mummies, debauched Tory grandees, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps. His live shows are enjoyed by thousands of people across the world every year, where he mixes the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey.

This event takes place just before ‘Laugh for Leukaemia’, a stand-up comedy gig in Hall One. Taking inspiration from the evening’s music, these free Pop-Up poetry events showcase vibrant poetry and provide a fresh take on everything from storytelling to stand up. A brand new way to experience poetry and music, and a fantastic start to your evening at Kings Place.

“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari, The Independent

“If any contemporary collection is going to convince the unbeliever that poetry can be a riot of cheek, giggles, boobs, tears and Facebook – while keeping its artistic integrity firmly intact – Mondeo Man is it.”☆☆☆☆☆ Huffington Post

Luke Wright

Luke’s debut collection – Mondeo Man – was published in 2013. Alongside his own shows, Luke is John Cooper Clarke’s support act. Luke’s work has proved a great hit with Clarke’s fans, playing in front of up to 2,000 people a night at venues such as The London Palladium and The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. His first book, Who Writes This Crap?, co-written with Joel Stickley, was published by Penguin in 2007. A live show based on the book enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh 2008. Luke hosts and co-programmes all the poetry for The Latitude Poetry Arena. His current show Stay-at-Home Dandy tours March – June 2015.

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