THE VILE ASCENT OF LUCIEN GORE AND WHAT THE PEOPLE DID
In a fug of voter apathy Britain votes in Lucien Gore, the new media-friendly face of ‘caring Conservatism.’ Despite rallying cries about human rights and the environment, Gore’s real agenda is massive and lasting cuts to the welfare state. Cheered on by the right-wing tabloids the Tories implement changes that pick away at the fabric of British life. The people now have a choice …
Luke Wright is one of Britain’s leading young poets. His work is regularly featured on BBC Radio, and his verse documentaries on Channel 4 have been broadcast to over a million people. The Vile Ascent of Lucien Gore… is his most ambitious work to date. In this long poem, written in ottava rima, Wright paints a grotesque that reflects what is happening to Britain today under the Tories, and offers an extreme solution.
Quotes about Luke Wright:
“One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.” Johann Hari
“Visceral, poignant and riotously funny.” The Scotsman
“If poetry ever becomes the new rock n roll again, this dapper Essex man should be in its vanguard.” The Evening Standard
The Vile Ascent Of Lucien Gore
And What The People Did by Luke Wright
2011, Nasty Little Press
19pp | £5
This book is out of print.