Luke Wright is poet-in-residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and in 2009 took poetry onto prime-time with his Channel 4 special Seven Ages of Love. With Aisle16 he created the show Poetry Boyband which won Time Out Critics’ Choice of the Year 2005.
Despite his numerous achievements Wright’s poetry remains humorous and accessible, even for stupid people who don’t like poems. Cursed with a face that people take an instant dislike to, he performs about three gigs a week and sometimes even makes it out of the venue without being beaten up.
His first pamphlet – High Performance – was published by Nasty Little Press in November 2009. His second, a single long political poem about the governments programme of cuts – The Vile Ascent Of Lucien Gore And What The People Did – was published in June 2011.