Luke Wright: Joy!

Saturday 22/06/24
First Word

Following the smash hit success of his Silver Jubilee show (“the best thing he’s done and that’s saying something.” 5 stars review, Telegraph) Luke Wright returns with a new set poems that get to grips with the idea of JOY. Is it possible, as a 42 year old to feel pure unbridled happiness, and what does it look like?


The French novelist Henry de Montherlant said that “happiness writes white” but Wright’s not exactly start-ing with a blank page. The poet writes urgently and warmly about family, fatherhood, and the joy of lan-guage itself. We might have to go down to come up, but we’ll get there in the end. Come let a little joy into your life with a raconteur and word-smith at the top of his game.