Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee

Saturday 17 June
First Word

Award-winning poet Luke Wright tries to celebrate his 25 years of service on the literary frontline but ends up taking a deep dive into himself and the England that raised him.


New poems on class, consumption and love through the lens of his experience as an adopted person. Expect big glittering show pieces alongside some more tender tear-jerkers, all of it from the pen of a man hardened by a quarter of a century spent writing about himself in the third person.


“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Independent


“Visceral, Poignant and riotously funny” ***** The Scotsman