Luke Wright was born in Hackney in 1982. His poetry stage shows have toured the UK, Europe, Australia and China, including sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh. His latest UK tour is Your New Favourite Poet (2012-13). He is a resident poet on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. His first book, Who Writes This Crap?, co-written with Joel Stickley, was published by Penguin in 2008 (“An inspired piece of parody”, The Guardian), and the pair’s short film Crash! Bang! Wallow! won an award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. His 2009 verse documentary for Channel 4, The Seven Ages of Love, was nominated for a Grierson Award. He lives in Suffolk, where he hosts Latitude Festival’s Poetry Arena, Europe’s largest single poetry event.
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