After a quarter of a century on stages across the world Luke Wright is a poet and raconteur at the top of his game.
Both brazen and elegiac, Wright’s poems pull on the tidy hem of responsible existence to unravel the frustrations of the family, politics and masculinity in 21st century Britain.
He marries his inventive writing with breathtaking performance skills to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey. He’s the regular tour support for John Cooper Clarke and often MCs shows for The Libertines. He’s a regular on Radio 4 and has won a Fringe First for writing , a Stage Award for performance, and four Saboteur Awards.
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” Guardian
“I have only just read the last copy of ‘Twelve Rivers’. It’s such an enriching magazine. The articles, the poetry, the graphic design make it a delight to hold, read and enjoy. I thought the review of your pamphlet by Antony Johae captured my experience of your work.”
Patricia P SPS member
“As usual I am reading Twelve Rivers from cover to cover, and marvelling at the quality and diversity of its contents, as well as the quality of printing and design. If there are any magazines to compare with it, I am yet to see them. The supporting articles about poets and their verse give an extra dimension that is most welcome.”
John GSPS member
“… I should like to congratulate the editorial team for producing such excellent reading matter with Twelve Rivers and Twelve Rivers Ripples during the pandemic – keeping us in touch and feeding our imaginations in the most stimulating way and much appreciated by those of us who live alone and are currently in lockdown.”
Jill RSPS member
“I have extended my membership to cover my 90th birthday. Receiving “Twelve Rivers” and the collection of poems from other members has been a constant delight.”
Maureen SSPS member
The Ripples is a real lifeline for me, I look forward to it every week [Ed. actually fortnightly]. Thanks for it.
Nina RSPS Member
“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed and was enjoyably surprised at the two events of the festival that I came to, I thought they were really interesting. And if the rest of it was like that it was a very good festival. … I truly enjoyed them. And, well that’s… high praise from me…”
Jill E DSPS member on the 7th Festival of Suffolk Poetry
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