6pm - 7:30pm | £7 (Free under 25s) | Ivor Potter Hall, The Parkhouse Centre
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