Luke Wright talks Poems, Publishing and Parenthood on the SPL Podcast

February 19, 2014

Ryan Van Winkle talks with Luke Wright about his first collection Mondeo Man in this interview recorded just after his sell out event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Luke reads a couple of his poems and discusses how he has evolved as a poet, why he felt the need to publish a collection now and how becoming a parent changed his attitude to his own work. Check him out here. We also feature the track ‘Gospel According to the Purple Cotton Dress’ by C.R. Avery.

Ryan Hosts Luke Wright and Michael Pedersen’s Pointing Fingers

August 1, 2013

On Friday night 16 August I’ll have the pleasure of hosting two much talked-about talented poets at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Join us for poems about love, booze and social commentary.

Hosting Luke Wright & Michael Pedersen: Poems Like Pointing Fingers

Friday 16 August, 8.30 – 9.30pm (£7/£5)

A new breed of poets is storming the spoken word scene and entertaining a generation for which Big Brother is a reality TV show as well as an Orwellian literary invention. Michael Pedersen, co-organiser of Edinburgh live poetry night Neu! Reekie! reads from Play with Me, while Essex-born Luke Wright, whose 5-star performances have wowed Fringe-goers, performs from his joyful new tome, Mondeo Man.

What: Luke Wright and Michael Pedersen at the EIBF.

Where: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

When: Friday 16 August, 8.30-9.30pm

How Much: £7 / £5 conc.